UPDATE: (1:28pmET) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s official news agency: 2 dead, 29 injured in US Embassy protest.
UPDATE: TUNIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) – At least five protesters were wounded when Tunisian police opened fire on Friday to quell an assault on the U.S. embassy compound in the capital Tunis, a Reuters reporter said.
It was not immediately clear if police fired live rounds or rubber bullets. A large fire erupted inside the compound which has been invaded by hundreds of people incensed by a U.S.-made film that demeans the Prophet Mohammad. They smashed windows and set fire to trees.
A thick black plume of smoke rose above the US embassy in Tunis on Friday, where hundreds of Muslim protesters clashed with police who fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse them, an AFP journalist reported.
The smoke came from the embassy car park, and a policeman questioned by AFP said some of the demonstrators had thrown petrol bombs.