TUNIS, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- At least three protesters were killed on Friday in clashes in Tunisia's capital Tunis, after a massive demonstration outside the U.S. embassy in protest of a U.S. -made anti-Islam movie, the official TAP news agency said.
Meanwhile, TAP said that over 20 were injured in the clashes between the security forces and the protesters, who, in their hundreds, had earlier set a number of cars of the U.S. embassy on fire, Xinhua reporters at scene said.
The protesters managed to climb over a wall of the embassy -- some entering the complex, and set a lot of cars ablaze. Heavy smoke was seen above the embassy, and security forces were seen firing rubber bullets and using teargas to disperse the crowd.
Ambulances and firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue the injured and put out the fire.
Some of the protesters, who gathered following the Friday prayers, told Xinhua that they want to force the U.S. ambassador to Tunisia to come out and demand the release of the demonstrators who were arrested earlier.
Meanwhile, local witnesses said another group of angry youngsters also set ablaze an American school which is close to the U.S. embassy in Tunis, causing heavy property damages.
The demonstrations have been held since Wednesday to protest against a U.S.-commissioned film insulting Prophet Mohammed, which has sparked a spate of protests in Arab and Islamic countries.