Anti-US rebellions have continued in Pakistan. In Islamabad on September 20, the military was sent in to quell disturbances., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
20 September 2012
Last updated at 08:51 ET
Police and protesters clash at Islamabad demo
Pakistani police have clashed with protesters demonstrating against an amateur video mocking Islam outside the US embassy in the capital, Islamabad.
Live rounds have been heard and tear gas has been fired as police struggled to contain the crowd of about 1,000 people. The Pakistani government has called in the army to help.
The film, which was made in the US, is said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
Several people have died in protests in the Middle east and North Africa.
The step was taken after demonstrators protesting against anti-Islam film tried to force their way into the diplomatic enclave in the federal capital and clashed with police.
Police used teargas and batons to try to keep demonstrators away from restricted enclave that houses government offices and embassies. The government lined up containers to cordon off the enclave.
Police say most of the demonstrators are students who are trying to make their way to the American embassy‚ but police were holding them back. Protesters also set on fire police check posts near a five star hotel in Islamabad.