US embassy closes to avoid rally
- Published: 17 Sep 2012 at 20.14
- Online news:
The US embassy in Bangkok will close from noon on Tuesday after being alerted by police about a one-hour rally by "several hundred" demonstrators starting at 1pm.
The embassy said in a message sent to its citizens in Thailand that visa and other appointments set for Tuesday afternoon will be rescheduled to later dates and non-essential personnel will be ordered to leave the office.
Many US embassies have faced Muslim protests against the "Innocence of Muslims" movie which ridicules the Prophet Mohammad.
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