Could the Riots Spread … US Embassies in Algeria, Tunisia warn of Protests Tell Americans to avoid crowded places
As President Obama leads from behind, AP warns that American embassies in Algeria and Tunisia could be next as Islamists protest continue. Protests in Cairo, Egypt and Libya, including the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Embassy staffers could boil over in to Algeria and Tunisia. Obama’s response is to condemn the attacks and then go off and continue his campaign rather than stay in Washington and be president.
The American embassies in Algeria and Tunisia warned of more protests Wednesday, following attacks by protesters in neighboring Libya in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed.
In an emergency message, the embassy in Tunis warned Americans to avoid crowded places, saying that even gatherings “intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.” The embassy in Algiers had similar advice.
The Algiers embassy said unspecified groups were using online social networks to organize demonstrations “to protest a range of issues” there Wednesday. The statement out of Tunis cited “media reports” indicating protests were planned, but said the embassy remained open.