30 injured in clashes in front of US embassy in Egypt

September 13th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured in clashes in front of the US embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the state TV reported Thursday, quoting the Eygyt’s health ministry.

Sixteen protestors and 14 security personnel, including three officers and 11 soldiers, were injured, reported Xinhua.

The Egyptian Ambulance Authority said most injuries are being treated on the spot and are in stable conditions, but seven protesters have been transferred to the neighbouring governmental hospitals.

A police vehicle was set ablaze by the protestors.

The protestors have closed the roads leading to the embassy from Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo.

The conflict was sparked by Egyptians’ anger towards a movie made in the US.

On Wednesday, the Egyptian government denounced the movie “Innocence of Muslims” as offensive to Prophet Mohammed and immoral, and assigned the Egyptian embassy in Washington to take necessary legal action against the filmmaker.

Several thousand Egyptians Tuesday surrounded the US embassy in protest of the movie that the Muslim community deems insulting to Prophet Mohammed.

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