Attack on Yemen’s US embassy sparked by film but fuelled by far deeper rage

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Issue 932 - 28 Sep 2012 | 6 minute read

Inspired by events in North Africa, hundreds of angry Yemenis stormed the US compound in Sanaa on 13 September. The violence was nominally in protest at a film insulting Islam, and has been encouraged by terrorist groups, but at its heart lies a far more fundamental – and more problematic – frustration.

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