- In scenes reminiscent of the violent clashes that ravaged the Cairo’s streets during the Arab uprising last year, thousands of protesters advance on the US embassy near Tahrir Square
- 10,000 Muslims stage a noisy protest in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, burning and trampling American flags while chanting anti-US slogans
- Reports: Hundreds of protesters set fire to a branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken, chanting, ’No More insults to Islam’
- Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak appeals for calm on live television, a day after Barack Obama issued a veiled warning to the region’s leaders to protect US embassies
- The unrest has raised serious questions over whether the US should cut the billions of dollars in aid it sends to Egypt
- It follows unrest after September 11 attack on US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing ambassador and three other Americans
The British embassy in the Sudan has come under attack by rioters as the turmoil sparked by an obscure American film lampooning the Prophet Muhammad continued to sweep across the Muslim world.
Sudanese police were fighting back up to five thousand protesters who had gathered outside the building in capital Khartoum.
Fears for any British nationals that may be trapped inside the building were growing this afternoon after protesters stormed and set fire to the German embassy next door, tearing down its national flag and hoisting the Islamic banner.
A spokesperson for the British Foreign Office said: ‘We can confirm that there is a protest outside the British embassy and Sudanese police are on scene.’