In Sanaa, several thousand Yemeni protesters demonstrated outside the U.S. Embassy, with some penetrating the building’s security wall.
“Given recent regional developments, earlier this morning, angry protesters unfortunately flooded the security perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen and breached the embassy’s wall,” according to a statement released by Yemen through its embassy in Washington.
“Security services have quickly restored order to the embassy’s complex. Fortunately no casualties were reported from this chaotic incident.”
The U.S. State Department has requested that any Americans still in Yemen depart at first convenience.