The US embassy in Moscow is now being closely guarded by a police cordon. There are about 15 police buses at the embassy. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, police are not only guarding the embassy but also territory on the other side of the road and part of the road itself. One policeman said that an anti-war demonstration is expected to begin near the embassy at 12:00 local time. The American flag has been removed from the front of the building.