Protesters storm U.S. embassies in Middle East

Published On: Sep 13 2012 11:38:59 AM EDT

Protesters attack U.S. embassies in the Middle East in response to a U.S.-produced video seen as insulting to Islam.

Interior view of damaged US Consulate in Benghazi
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Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters

The Consulate was vandalized and set on fire during the attack. Libyan security forces tried to thwart the protesters, but had to withdraw after several hours when they came under heavy fire.

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