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September 11, 2012 2:31 pm

Egyptian Protestors Breach U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Tearing Down American Flag

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Protestors at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, with American flag torn down. Photo: screenshot via WSJ.

WSJ/AP – Egyptian protesters, largely ultraconservative Islamists, have climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, made their way into the courtyard and brought down the flag. They then replaced it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Hundreds protested outside the embassy Tuesday against the film. Egyptian media say the movie was recently produced in the United States. The film, clips of which are available on the social website YouTube, show the prophet having sex and question his role as the messenger of God’s words.

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