Egyptian protesters have set a car on fire, erected barricades, and thrown Molotov cocktails at officers outside the US Embassy in Cairo. Security forces have formed a ring around the embassy and are throwing stones at demonstrators.
Earlier, police fired tear gas and warning shots at the crowd. Some 30 demonstrators have been injured and 12 others arrested, journalists on Twitter quoted the Egyptian Interior Ministry as saying.
Tensions continue to mount, as a crowd of protesters attempting to enter the compound are continuously repelled by police.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pledged to prevent further attacks against foreign embassies in Cairo. Morsi made the remarks during a trip to the European Union, where he condemned the violence “in the clearest terms.”
A protester throws stones towards riot policemen during clashes along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo September 13, 2012. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)