|An injured protestor lies on the ground during clashes between protestors and riot police in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Sept. 12, 2012. An Egyptian ministerial meeting held Wednesday demanded the U.S. government to show a clear-cut stance against a filmmaker whose movie they say insults the Muslim Prophet. (Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien)
CAIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were injured in clashes in front of the U.S. embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the state TV reported on Thursday, quoting the Health Ministry.
The Egyptian Ambulance Authority said that 11 people among the injured are being treated on the spot, and all of them are in stable conditions, while one person has been transferred to a hospital.
A police vehicle was set ablaze by the protesters, and the clashes show no sign of an end any time soon.
The conflict was allegedly sparked by Egyptians anger towards a movie made in the United States by some anti-Islam people.
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 procedures against the filmmaker.
Several thousands of Egyptians on Tuesday surrounded the U.S. embassy in protest of the movie that the Muslim community deems insulting to Prophet Mohammed.
Protesters surrounding U.S. embassy in Cairo over movie insulting Prophet
CAIRO, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Several thousands of Egyptians protested Tuesday in front of the U.S. embassy in the capital Cairo against a movie which insults the Prophet Mohammed, state media reported.
Some protesters pulled down the American flag, expressing their anger over a movie produced by some Coptic migrants in the United States which was deemed offensive to the Prophet Mohammed, according to a statement on Ahram newspaper's website. Full story