Demonstrations sparked by an anti-Muslim video that started in Egypt this week spread across parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East on Friday, with crowds assaulting U.S. diplomatic compounds in Tunisia, Sudan and Yemen.
Thousands of demonstrators massed outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and some were seen climbing the outer wall of the grounds and raising a flag on which was written the Muslim profession of faith.
Police responded by firing tear gas, and police gunfire could be heard. A group of several dozen protesters briefly managed to enter the embassy compound and set fire to cars in an embassy parking lot. They were pushed back outside by security forces who continued to arrive on the scene.
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