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Further Protests Outside U.S. Embassy in Bangkok

White House confirms the attack in Benghazi was a 'terrorist attack'

photo of Matt Vasilogambros
September 27, 2012

Roughly 200 demonstrators confronted police outside the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok rallying against an anti-Islamic film made in the U.S., the Associated Press reports.

This is the second time in as many weeks protesters have taken to that embassy to air their grievances over a film the U.S. government has denounced, in President Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly and at other venues. Protesters, who confronted about 300 Thai police, want the U.S. to punish the filmmaker.

In addition, the White House confirmed again that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was in fact a “terrorist attack.” Obama was criticized by both the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee on Wednesday for not explicitly giving it that label.

 

But at a press conference later in the day, White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “Our position is ... that it was a terrorist attack.” Even after Carney’s comments, the RNC criticized the president for not using the “terrorist” label in his own speeches.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said an al-Qaida offshoot was linked to the deadly attack in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, The New York Times reports.

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