Friday, September 14, 2012

LIVE BLOG: Anti-U.S. Protests Spread

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM


Boise Weekly's international news provider, GlobalPost, started a live blog this morning, which is chronicling the anti-U.S. protests in the Middle East.

At 7:35 a.m. MDT, GlobalPost filed this update:

Demonstrators attack British, German embassies in Sudan:

Anger that has been primarily directed at the U.S. during days of protest across the Middle East, North Africa and southern parts of Asia is now extending to other Western nations. Some 5,000 protestors gathered at the two posts to demonstrate, according to Reuters.

Reuters reported that Sudanese protestors "broke into the German embassy," where they raised an "Islamic flag" and set the building ablaze.

The most recent update, at 10:35 p.m. MDT, from GlobalPost describes Afghan protests:

Hundreds of Afghans protest:

Hundreds of Afghans protested on Friday, burning the U.S. flag and an effigy of President Barack Obama during a protest near the eastern city of Jalalabad. The Associated Press reported that some shouted "Death to America," but there were no reports of violence.

Mohammad Zhirullah, a protester, said the crowd called for Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sever relations with the United States. He said, "When the movie was shown around the world, it broke the heart of every Muslim."

Follow GlobalPosts' updates throughout the day here.

Read more about today's anti-U.S. protests here.


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