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Tunisia U.S. Embassy Attack: Protesters Target U.S. Compound In Tunis

Tunisian riot police fire teargas to disperse the protesters during a demonstration against a film deemed offensive to Islam,
Tunisian riot police fire teargas to disperse the protesters during a demonstration against a film deemed offensive to Islam, outside the US embassy in Tunis on September 12, 2012. A purported portrayal of the life of the Prophet Mohammed in the low-budget 'Innocence of Muslims' movie sparked protests in Egypt and violence in Libya that killed US ambassador Chris Stevens and three American officials. AFP PHOTO / KHALIL (Photo credit should read KHALIL/AFP/GettyImages)

TUNIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Tunisian protesters jumped over the wall of the U.S. embassy compound in Tunis on Friday and broke windows and set fire to trees, a Reuters witness said.

A large fire could be seen burning inside the compound. Police fired teargas at the hundreds of protesters who were demonstrating at the embassy.