It’s Spreading… US Embassy in Algiers and Tunisia Warn of Islamist Protests
US embassies in Cairo and Benghazi were attacked on 9-11.
Now the embassies in Algiers and Tunis are threatened.
A protester reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States September 11, 2012. An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday. Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire. (REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori)
The US Embassy in Algiers warned of Islamist protests at the embassy today.
The AP reported:
The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is warning Americans in the country to avoid non-essential travel amid calls for protests after an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya.
The embassy said in an emergency message to U.S. citizens that unspecified groups are using online social networks to organize demonstrations in front of the embassy Wednesday “to protest a range of issues.”
It warns Americans to avoid large gatherings and non-essential travel in and around the embassy and other official buildings.
The US Embassy in Tunisia, formerly the most moderate Muslim nation, also warned of protests today.
The Washington Post reported:
The American embassies in Algeria and Tunisia warned of more protests Wednesday, following attacks by protesters in neighboring Libya in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed.
Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans died in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi by armed protesters angry over a film by a California filmmaker that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
In an emergency message, the embassy in Tunis warned Americans to avoid crowded places, saying that even gatherings “intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.” The embassy in Algiers had similar advice.