On-scene photos: Gunfire, flames reported as mobs return to embassy in Cairo


A day after scaling the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tearing down the American flag, mobs have returned to the scene and to Tahir Square and are reportedly clashing with police.

Heavy gunfire around the U.S. embassy in Cairo now live

— Jenn Jacques (@JennJacques) September 12, 2012


This is a live picture from Cairo — pic.twitter.com/MezrKmVe

— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) September 12, 2012

Photojournalist Cliff Cheney is live-tweeting from the scene.









Cheney says that smaller fires are set as protection against tear gas.





#Tahrir now. Judged by the look of it, no Islamists in sight. Only the usual suspects. #USEmbassyCairo pic.twitter.com/ixsXQvTz

— Aiyad (@AhmadAiyad) September 13, 2012

Now it’s chaotic at #USEmbassyCairo a CFS Van is shooting rbr bullets and prtstrs. ran bk 2 #Tahrir and more tear gas. pic.twitter.com/KcjZ5BzZ

— الشبراوي (@ChapZzy) September 12, 2012

Truck on fire at #USEmbassy pic.twitter.com/afPbVvNE

— الشبراوي (@ChapZzy) September 12, 2012

I have not smelled tear gas in many months! Around 500 protesters now clashing with riot police. More tear gas fired. #USEmbassy

— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@Repent11) September 12, 2012

Riot police continue to fire warning shots in the air to push protesters farther from embassy toward Tahrir Square. Crowds mostly young men

— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@Repent11) September 12, 2012

Majority of protesters battling police close to embassy are young men, I wonder what happened to the Islamists? #USEmbassyattack

— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@Repent11) September 13, 2012

Front line protesters hauling bottles of Molotov cocktails at the riot police 200 meters from the US embassy close to Tahrir Square! #Egypt

— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@Repent11) September 13, 2012

The protests are still underway as of 5 a.m. Cairo time.


5am: Man preparing Molotov cocktails during Tahrir Square/US embassy clashes with riot police. #Egypt pic.twitter.com/90xe2SXL

— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@Repent11) September 13, 2012

Twitchy will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.

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