Riots Erupting in Egypt and Yemen
- Duration 2:32
- Date Sep 13, 2012
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She Yemen first grade what is the latest there.
-- John we have been of that embassy a few times it's pretty well fortified it's pretty secure but it was yet another US embassy that's been targeted and targeted today it was.
Thousands of protesters outside hundreds managed its.
-- the perimeter walls break through the main gate we are told -- -- enter the security building in the main compound in front of the embassy torched cars they smashed windows they stole equipment -- security guards shot in the air but there were outnumbered and then.
Yemen security police came in.
Fired tear gas sloth from back there are reports of dangers and the rest but we're told.
No injuries to the American personnel in that building we're also told that many of them were evacuated for their own good this comes in the wake of all the riot that we have seen related to that -- in US anti Muslim -- film but we also have to say from our experience on the ground Yemen it's also home base to one of the most dangerous chapters of al-Qaeda John.
That's for sure and and what about -- what are you hearing about that.
Yeah I -- another day -- there John we've been speaking to embassy officials and they've been telling us that -- -- kind of on minimal function today but people Americans are in there but it is maximum security they have pushed out the police -- away from the embassy so we're not seeing anything like we saw on Tuesday from protesters were scaling the walls of the embassy and tearing down the the flag but in fact.
We're seeing a lot of they're dangerous action in the street.
Police clashing with protesters again more injuries a more arrests.
The Egyptian president spoke out today he said.
This is something probably reassuring to Washington they wanted to.
Here's this coming from president more -- that he would it would defend the rights of diplomats to act securely in -- in Cairo but in fact he also spoke out in favor of peaceful protests and against.
A massive protest is planned for tomorrow John.
-- of the Egyptian police are coming through with more secure.
Yeah I think they are there are there it is beefed up and also we're told the security provided by the US embassy itself is beefing up as well too but apparently on Tuesday they let things get out of hand and we saw what.
Captain -- -- the tear gas canisters appear to be flying right now on just as we've been watching this live.
During your reporting Greg -- -- live from London Greg thank you.