Violent anti-American protests enter 4th day in Egypt
Leland Vittert reports from Cairo
- Duration 5:15
- Date Sep 14, 2012
Leland Vittert reports from Cairo
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When -- -- -- Fox News alert on this Friday morning we're watching new protests in Egypt today hundreds taking to the streets there.
Some seen throwing rocks over that concrete barrier that's been erected to try and protect the US embassy from.
Only blocks away from the embassy good morning everyone who knows what what happened today good to have you with us -- Bill Hemmer welcome -- Americans should Amman in the count in the morning -- morning every.
Earlier Egypt's Islamist president spoke on state TV he made his most direct appeal to the public he asked them not to attack.
The US diplomatic posts also denouncing the murder of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
Wanna -- -- Leland -- streaming live at a time.
He's just above that concrete barricade what's the latest today in the.
Bill the president here has told his people it is not Islamic to attack the US embassy.
That message -- much back to the protesters.
Go -- take a look down here from our vantage point you can see the large concrete barrier that was erected by the Egyptian military.
To keep the protesters from heading down that street.
To where the American Embassy is the protesters -- directed their own steel corrugated barriers to protect them.
From the rocks that the police are throwing back -- also firing.
Volleys of tear gas back and then also rubber bullets back here on these protesters now -- is off.
His tripod -- -- it -- very good viewed in that book and to these protesters are is a very.
Angry crowd a very un American crowd that he's been continuing to grow throughout the -- you come back.
Up here to the balcony and give you sort of a little bit of a better vantage down both streets.
Are dozens of ambulances now waiting.
To take injured which there -- been hundreds so far and which there will be more coming throughout the day as this crowd continues to grow so far though the Egyptian military has been able to hold their lines and protect.
The US embassy you know the -- the United States talked to the president of Egypt.
That kind of treatment from what was a long time US -- now it seems to be somewhere in the middle as is clearly -- -- an American crowd anti American crowd.
Chanting with our blood with our soul we avenge our profit -- Leland who are these people in the streets of the usual suspects in Cairo were.
-- what do we know about who the writers are.
You've got to pretty distinct groups right now you have the people running in the streets these are.
Young angry youths were trying to break down the police barricades there.
Chanting slogans about death to America and that kinds of things if you zoom out a little bit and go about 200 yards -- left now is get a hand over.
And you're gonna go to talk careers -- and that is where the Muslim Brotherhood is holding a huge protest.
That's where they tore up the US flag earlier today during Friday prayers and then paraded around within Islam this flag this -- Islam this flag.
That they put out that the US embassy on Tuesday on 9/11.
There are also carrying -- Osama bin Laden poster about four feet tall.
A round and that goes with the graffiti that is reportedly now been spray -- on the US embassy we can't make our way.
To the embassy confirmed this but this.
Graffiti on the US embassy reads quote take -- America.
We have one point five billion -- -- -- that is certainly a very scary process that here.
From top -- where we're getting word Muslim Brotherhood has called for a much larger protest to come out.
Later today about 4 o'clock after after noon prayers.
Here in Egypt in -- that would continue to grow it.
Today goes anything like last night up until about 4 or 5 o'clock in the morning we had protesters out here in Cairo.
Throwing rocks thrown stones and Molotov cocktails trying to break into the US embassy -- Leland they have a new president you know Morrissey is his name where is C what's he saying it -- the Egyptian people on the streets listen to it.
President morsi right now he's in -- he talked to President Obama last night.
He is not exactly -- the US lying on this for a long time he supported the protesters he never supported the violence but so far -- -- People have a right to protest after a phone call with President Obama late last night -- President Obama took a very tough line.
With the Egyptian president Egyptian president went on TV day game seven minute speech instead.
It is un Islamic to commit this kind of violence against foreigners leaning against foreign embassies.
However you stop short of saying these protests need to stop.
The line from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Is there taking it at the march that they -- something called -- no insult to our profit march.
Remember the Muslim Brotherhood that is calling for these protests is the same party.
That president morsi controls you can see now the tear gas coming and all of these protesters running as the police now started firing back.
Indian airlines -- it is such a game of cat and mouse on the streets below Leland -- -- thank you for that reporting on scene there.
And Cairo more developments there throughout the day I certainly.