09/14/2012 02:33 pm ET Updated Nov 14, 2012

Benjamin Wiacek, Journalist, Allegedly Assaulted By Security Forces In Yemen Protests

I was home when I heard what sounded like gunshots; in a couple of minutes I got the first news about the US Embassy in Yemen, saying some people were storming the building. I got my video camera equipment ready and took a taxi to the embassy with two female colleagues, one who happens to be my wife. 

We were close to the embassy when we began seeing the black smoke coming from the area and some people running in the street. Two minutes after we got out of the car and began walking, a tear gas canister flew our way.

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