Several embassies across the region warned of possible protests and by extension possible attacks, with fear growing in the wake of an attack on the Benghazi Consulate in Libya, which killed the US Ambassador.
Protests continued in Egypt after yesterday, when protesters climbed the embassy facade and spray-painted graffiti on the walls. Police attacked protesters, wounding dozens and eventually forcing the protesters away from the embassy.
Leaders in the Middle East condemned the film, but also urged protesters not to turn violent. With so much built-up resentment against the US over its past decade of foreign policy, the film may ignite a powder-keg officials aren’t able to tamp down.