On Friday’s Day of Rage, a massive cloud of black smoke streamed from the US Embassy in Tunisia today.
It’s still not clear what happened at the embassy but Islamists were protesting at the embassy earlier.
Protesters scaled the walls surrounding the embassy today.
USA Today reported:
Rioters have been seen scaling the wall of the U.S. embassy in Tunis amid reports of black smoke and the sounds of gunfire coming from the diplomatic compound in the Tunisian capital, Al Jazeera and the Associated Press reports…
…CNN, quoting journalist Zeid Mhirsi, also reports that protesters are climbing the gates of the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital. It says police have fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse them.
CNN quotes Mhirsi as saying some protesters are also throwing rocks at the police, while others are waving black flags as they attempt to “vandalize the gates.”
Glenn Reynolds added, “Any time this happens we should cancel all visas from the offending country, and have at least a 90-day moratorium on new ones. Plus instant aid suspension.”
UPDATE: The American School in Tunis and the US Embassy are on fire.
Protesters set fire to the American School in the Tunisian capital on Friday, after hundreds of people incensed by a “made in the USA” film that demeans the Prophet Muhammad invaded the US embassy compound and clashed with riot police.The school was closed on Friday.
Protesters had earlier set fire to trees in the US embassy compound.
“Obama, Obama, we are all Osama,” the protesters chanted to the US president, referencing the slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Anti-Islam film protests 35 minutes ago
Shots were fired at the American embassy in Tunisia on Friday.
The latest Al Jazeera report from capital, Tunis, shows the embassy has been set on fire.