In Pictures: Protesters gather outside US Embassy in Cairo
Protesters scaled the US Embassy walls and pulled down the American flag
Predominantly Salafi protesters gathered outside the embassy to condemn a film that has been released in the US that is reportedly offensive to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
Protesters chanted, “there is no God but Allah,” and other chants calling for the defence of the prophet Muhammad as men held up Qurans and signs. Demonstrators also directed chants against Copts living abroad, as some are reportedly behind the making of the film Muhammad, Prophet of the Muslims.
Photos by: Mohamed Omar – Hassan Ibrahim