Just a short while after it was put up, hundreds of Egyptian protesters tore down on Friday parts of the security wall that had recently been put up near the entrance of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.
The Associated Press reported that Egyptian security forces did not intervene as crowds climbed the embassy security wall, pummeled it with hammers and tore away large sections of the barrier.
According to the report, protesters marched to the embassy from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where thousands more demonstrated against the pace of reform under the country’s military rulers.
The security wall was put up to protect the embassy following recent demonstrations outside the building and anti-Israeli calls that were made in Egypt.
There was recently an unconfirmed report that a protester had fired at the embassy building. The same day, a Muslim Brotherhood cleric called on Egyptians to murder all Israelis in the country.
Last month rioters tore down the Israeli flag from the roof of the embassy and tried to storm the building during protests after days of attempts were stymied by police. The flag was eventually returned to its place.