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The Tunisian mob, supposedly enraged by an American-made Internet film that insulted Islam, stormed the embassy compound, burned more than 100 vehicles and “inflicted millions of dollars in damage,” Mr. Walles said.
The ambassador noted that many Tunisians have sent him messages condemning the attack and expressing support for the United States.
“It is truly the voices of those Tunisians who offered their unequivocal denunciation of violence and their strong support for moderation, peace and tolerance who will make it known to the world that the events of Sept. 14 do not represent the values of the people of Tunisia.,” Mr. Walles said.
Anti-government protests that soon swept much of the Arab world broke out first in Tunisia in December 2010. In less than a month, the demonstrations grew so large that President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resigned and fled the country.
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