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Violence in Pakistan despite U.S. message

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 01:13

Sept. 21 - As Pakistanis burned Obama effigies and the U.S. flag to protest an anti-Islam film, the U.S. embassy in Pakistan released a video they hope will clarify the U.S.'s position and calm tensions. Deborah Gembara reports.

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The scene near the U.S. embassy in Pakistan where anger over an anti-Islam film is still very much alive. Washington is so concerned about the violence they've released this video message to the Pakistani people. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama saying: "Since our founding, the United States is a state that protects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others." SOUNDBITE: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying: "Let me state very clearly and I hope it is obvious that the United States government had nothing to do with this video." This is the U.S.'s latest effort to distance itself from a privately made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad. Protesters' hopes to storm the embassy were thwarted by shipping containers set up as barricades outside and rounds of tear gas fired by police. Six people have been reported killed in the protests on Friday.

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Violence in Pakistan despite U.S. message

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 01:13