Violent clashes continued for a third day in Cairo on Thursday between Central Security Forces (CSF) protecting the United States embassy in Garden City and protesters enraged by an anti-Islamic film. Elsewhere across the Middle East, similar protests were held, including in Yemen, where the US embassy was stormed on Thursday, and in Libya, where the US ambassador was killed on Tuesday night.
Several hundred protesters continued skirmishes throughout Thursday on Omar Moqam and Abd Al-Qadr Hamza streets between Tahrir Square and the US embassy.
Protesters hurled rocks and the occasional Molotov cocktail, at one point setting a police vehicle ablaze, while CSF forces replied with tear gas and charges with armoured trucks to force the crowds back.
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