Conflict & Justice

Veteran Egyptian Journalist Sees Anti-American Strikes as an Attack on the Arab Spring

In Cairo, there were clashes Thursday between protesters and police blocking access to the US Embassy.

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The Egyptian government has vowed to protect the embassy, following the killing of the US ambassador in Libya.

Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin is a former deputy head and senior anchor at Egypt's state-owned Nile TV.

She resigned from the position in February last year because she disapproved of the channel's coverage of the revolution.

She tells anchor Marco Werman she sees reactions in Middle East as a bigger insult to Islam than the actual film, and anti-American attacks as a strike against the Arab Spring and the revolution.

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    Protesters are silhouetted as they shout slogans and flash victory signs during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo September 13, 2012. Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi said on Thursday he supported peaceful protest but not attacks on embassies, after Egyptians angry at a film deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad climbed into the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tore down the U.S. flag. He pledged to protect foreigners in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)

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    Protesters are silhouetted as they shout slogans and flash victory signs during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy, in Cairo (Photo: Amr Dalsh / Reuters)

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