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Egyptian Prosecutors Charge 325 People for U.S. Embassy Attack

September 17, 2012

Egyptian prosecutors have charged 325 people of rioting during protests last week to denounce the U.S. over an anti-Islamic film.

The protestors were charged with resisting authorities and attacking the security personnel during an attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, according to a statement faxed by Cairo’s Qasr al-Nile prosecution office, citing Judge Mohamed Abdel-Shafi.

The film, which the U.S. has described as “very offensive,” has triggered a series of violent demonstrations and attacks on U.S. and European-linked targets across the Muslim world. U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three colleagues were killed in an attack in Benghazi last week.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ahmed Khalilelsayed in Cairo at akhalilelsay@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at ckeatinge@bloomberg.net


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