Chaos In Tunis As Protesters Attack Another U.S. Embassy

Fire, tear gas, and an ominous black flag. There are now anti-U.S. protests happening in 17 Middle Eastern countries, according to MSNBC.

A black flag flying over the Tunis embassy.

Another protest has turned violent in the Middle East — the latest in a string of demonstrations against a U.S. filmmaker’s offensive Muhammed movie.

Just before 11 a.m. EST, the AP reported a large cloud of black smoke near the U.S. embassy in Tunis. Apparently, protesters had set a few trees in the embassy compound on fire. They chanted “Obama, Obama, we are all Osamas.”

Tunisian blogger Sarah Ben Hamadi tweeted this photo of the cloud, which she later sourced to a Facebook account:

Reuters is also reporting that protesters in Tunis set an American school on fire. No injuries were reported.

Here, photos from the scene at the U.S. embassy today:

Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters

More photos from protests in Tunis on Sept. 12:

Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters
Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters

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