Afghanistan Protests: U.S. Embassy on Lock Down

An accidental burning of Qurans led to Anti-U.S. protests.
1:03 | 02/22/12

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Transcript for Afghanistan Protests: U.S. Embassy on Lock Down
The US embassy there under lockdown this morning violent anti American protests. Erupting across Afghanistan thousands are protesting what officials say was the inadvertent burning of trends and other religious documents by US troops. ABC's Martha Raddatz joins us now and -- just how serious could these protests grow. -- -- there's no question that US officials are worried that these protests will spread not only throughout Afghanistan. But beyond the protests have turned violent with Afghan citizens burning tires and setting fuel trucks on fire. Outside of US bases. And Afghan security forces killing at least three of the protesters. These protests continue despite. A cascade of apologies from US military and administration officials. Saying that the burning of the -- was accidental. But this is certainly something that the Taliban can capitalize on. And this morning American personnel are being told to stay in the compound for the foreseeable future Josh and we will certainly stay on top of it all Martha Raddatz thank you.

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