Anti-American Protests Spread to Australia

A violent demonstration in Sydney? Really?


Downtown Cairo, scene of the first protest over an anti-Islam film, appeared calm Saturday evening, hours after security forces pushed protesters away from the U.S. Embassy toward Tahrir Square, where they were further dispersed.

As the United States strengthened security at diplomatic stations amid the anger, demonstrators clashed with police outside the American Consulate in Sydney.

Carrying signs that read: "Obama, Obama, we like Osama" and "Behead All Those Who Insult the Prophet," hundreds of protesters gathered on the steps of the consulate.

The demonstration turned violent after protesters were pushed back from the building.