Violent anti-American demonstrations in Pakistan
Leland Vittert reports from Cairo
- Duration 3:47
- Date Sep 20, 2012
Leland Vittert reports from Cairo
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Fox News alert US diplomatic posts under siege in what has become the new at the center for violent and extreme anti American protests.
Welcome to America live everyone I'm Megyn Kelly.
The new Middle East flashpoint this -- is Pakistan where angry mobs have made it their goal to attack the US embassy in Islamabad for a second day.
Turning on Pakistan any authorities.
Saying there -- no better than Americans because they stopped the -- from reaching the embassy many in the -- crowd turning rocks into weapons.
Police retaliated with tear gas.
Some officers even throwing the stones back.
And in the northern city of -- Angry demonstrators throwing a US flag with an image of President Obama as a dog.
On -- flames chanting down with America.
One saying the US and Pakistani governments must take action against amateur filmmakers behind an anti Islam video.
And if they do not he threatened that they will carry out suicide attacks and US -- everywhere.
What you're seeing today may be just the tip of the iceberg there are calls now for even bigger demonstrations tomorrow.
And adding fuel to that fire the Pakistan.
Has called for national holiday tomorrow.
For what they call -- peaceful demonstrations.
Palin -- -- -- in Cairo where the anti American protest movement first erupted Leland.
Negative shows the continued anger that is out there on the streets over these video what's interesting is that no one.
That we have talked to either -- was involved in the demonstrations or organized demonstrations has actually seen this movie.
And that shows you the level.
-- rich people who want to organize extremism are trying to use this video has a lightning rod and boy is -- working in Pakistan.
Dozens of people injured as they tried to storm the US embassy compound there which is actually compound.
Inside and other larger compound with the Pakistani military ended up being called -- To protect that area which includes the French Embassy and then also the British and -- -- US Marines who guard.
The US embassy there -- so far we have not heard.
Had to be involved in pushing any of these protesters back although calling -- -- Pakistani military.
In addition to Pakistani police shows just how buying these protesters -- And how determined they -- the next step of course inside that US embassy compound.
Would be to start burning classified material.
Think about it -- -- -- people we haven't heard of any of those steps being taken yet that we do know.
That the US embassy in Islamabad is going to be closed tomorrow in part because -- is -- Pakistani national holiday it's now been declared for these peaceful protests also.
Near that area in Afghanistan they weren't large scale protests.
With people burning effigies of President Obama and chanting at all too familiar chant now that is come through the Arab world in the past ten days -- so.
Death to America one of the things.
That everybody is demanding here in these protests is.
That the makers of this anti Islam film in the United States be punished for the US government -- some type of retaliatory action we've heard calls here in Egypt.
For the person I interviewed the organizer of this march -- in -- the beginning of violence.
For him to be tried -- -- law meaning need to be executed or insulting the Prophet Mohammed is very difficult in this part of the world where.
Putting anything on the Internet is so controlled speech is so controlled you can be in prison for insulting Islam.
Very difficult to explain these people in the United States there is something called free speech we -- in a democracy in the government can't just go around punishing people no matter how inflammatory and how horrible.
What they say is on the Internet Megan.
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