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The American flag over our embassy in Cairo Egypt ripped down and -- today a large group of -- -- conservative Muslim protesters.
Managed to scale the very high walls there shred the flag set it afire.
Then replace it with the black flag bearing the Muslim profession of faith.
Hundreds of protesters marched on the embassy earlier today they say they are furious over a video.
That video which demonstrators claim was made here in the united states of video they say is insulting to Islam.
And now those protesters are demanding that the US ambassador who wasn't even -- at the time to leave Egypt altogether.
And now just developing a similar incident across the border in Libya where militants have apparently stormed the US consulate.
The fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt has the details force today it was their official reaction to this yet.
Yet US embassy officials in Cairo tonight seemed to be trying to defuse.
-- protest that is actually growing by the -- we understand that thousands of protesters and now outside the US embassy in Cairo.
Where officials released a statement which seemed to accept that this protest.
Is the result of this reportedly anti Muslim movie that is being promoted.
Via the Internet by some anti Muslim campaign is in that statement those officials said in part wasn't.
Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy.
We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech.
To cut the religious beliefs of others among those who have reportedly promote -- this movie.
All that gut Florida Christian church leader Terry Jones you remember him he threatened to blow in the -- -- back in 2010.
But what ever the -- all of these protests State Department spokeswoman Victoria Noonan said earlier today they should not be overestimated listen.
Canada the things about.
The new Egypt is that protest is possible.
Obviously we -- want to see peaceful protests which is not what happened outside the US mission so we're trying to restore calm now but it.
But now we hear of this similar incident outside the US consulate in Ben Ghazi Libya.
And sky news -- cousins across the pond in Britain.
Our reporting tonight that -- Libyan interior ministry is saying that an American has been killed in the clashes that -- Well it is astounding to hear from the analysts help one either one person or one tiny group among 300 million people in this country can cause -- sort of a problem.
But we know it's not the first time we've seen this sort of protest far from.
No not far from -- we to remember of course the protests that happened.
Often that Christian church leader in Florida Terry Jones.
For proposed burning the Koran back in 2010 and then of course that with a protests across the Middle East in 2005.
Offering Danish magazine.
Published caricatures of the Prophet Mohamed.
But the concern now with this particular incident in Egypt is this this this.
Is the new Egypt the new Egyptian president Mohamed will see of course is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood -- there will be questions about security.
Outside the US embassy US Marines are responsible for security.
Up to the perimeter wool Egyptian security forces should -- -- net one imagine could have spotted this group which numbered more than a -- Thousand initially we heard they'll be questions tonight -- about what those Egyptian security forces did then and -- going to do now.
Middle of the night there you wonder what tomorrow brings Jonathan Hunt thank you.
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