Protest in Gaza over anti-Muslim movie
Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip burned American flags Wednesday and chanted "Death to America," protesting an American film that mocks the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
The protest Wednesday in Gaza City was sponsored by supporters of the Popular Resistance Committees, a militant group aligned with the ruling Hamas movement, and comes a day after a protest against the same film turned into a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Well-armed protesters overpowered the security staff at the consulate and stormed the compound, leaving four Americans dead, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
There was also a small protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday, but nothing like the angry mob which breached the building's perimeter walls on Tuesday, hours before the Benghazi attack. There were no injuries reported in Cairo on Tuesday, and the security presence around the embassy on Wednesday outnumbered the protesters, according to CBS News' Alex Ortiz.
CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan reports that U.S. officials were monitoring possible protests in Algeria and other countries in North Africa and the Middle East following the fatal attack in Benghazi. (...)