Yemen's interior ministry said on Friday four protesters were killed and 48 others including 10 policemen injured in the riots around the US embassy in downtown the capital Sanaa the prior day.
The casualties occurred in the clashes after mobs marched to the US embassy compound, broke in and destroyed equipment and other properties in protest against a movie offending prophet Muhammad, it said.Again with the "offending movie." I think I'd be embarrassed if I had to write that my fellow countrymen were tearing apart a foreign embassy, and killing/maiming my neighbors because they didn't like the subject of a film. I DON'T WANT BRUSSELSPROUTS....I HATE BRUSSELSPROUTS...DIE YOU BASTARDS!!!! Or something like that.
The mobs destroyed 61 cars, burned 13 and stole another car and they also destroyed the doors of the embassy and the guards' room, the ministry said, pointing out that 8 suspects, aged between 18-30 years old, were arrested in connection with the events at the US embassy in Yemen.
After several Arab and Muslim countries including Egypt, Yemeni people condemned the movie, which was reportedly published in the US in the past few days. They marched to the US embassy to protest the offending movie and, when guards tried to prevent them rioting erupted.This is Yemen's premier media outlet, and they don't even know the facts about the film. Their's are, obviously, wrong, but that doesn't stop the local gentry from tearing apart the landscape and starting a few Car-B-Que's.
Drum roll, please. Here comes the kicker:
The Yemeni official agency reported Friday that Hadi had received a telephone call from US President Barack Obama and was assured the attack on the US embassy by angry mobs will not affect the bilateral relations.Thank you President Appeasement. Take a bow. Good grief.