Violent Protests Across Pakistan Today
Clashes with police
- Duration 2:20
- Date Sep 21, 2012
Clashes with police
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-- let's start with the latest in Pakistan.
-- the Pakistani government to declare today -- for the profit day and encourage people to protest peacefully.
But that message was ignored by many the violence erupted in a number of cities across.
Pakistan including Islamabad.
Rocky and where several hundred demonstrators ransacked two movie theaters and set them on fire.
Clashing with police used tear gas trying to break up the crowd at some point.
Police had opened fire.
Hitting the vehicle with a -- any TV station killing the driver.
At least eleven other demonstrated reverse the protests some of them wounded by gunfire a number of police officers were also hurt.
In these clashes the Pakistani government actually shut down mobile -- service and country today trying to prevent militants from using their -- set off bombs and apparently at least that work as far as we know market.
So big concerns of course -- for the US in this region and we understand that our new precautions that are being taken what does that mean exactly -- Well a number of embassies have shut down or or strengthen their security that's US embassies French embassies and others across the region in fact we just learned from our team in Cairo that there's a protest now outside the French Embassy and that Egyptian soldiers -- there to provide security.
Outside that embassy no word of violence there but other embassies have shut down.
Including Jakarta and others are just.
Beefing up security we also now have video.
From Beirut were thousands of people filled the streets some carrying signs saying America -- terror and America does not equal freedom.
Put men on one side and women on the other.
-- this march following Friday prayers was in fact.
-- we have one other incident -- to tell you about how it happened today.
At the border the southern border of Israel that it shares with Gaza.
And Egypt there was a shooting down there and attack on Israeli soldiers who were patrolling that border.
Apparently militants using automatic weapons and explosives killed one Israeli soldier wounded two others.
At least one of the attackers review was killed we have no information that isn't related.
To these ongoing protests around the world.
Just so many tensions erupting and so many different areas right now Rick thank you so much.
Rick Leventhal -- was here.