Lebanese security forces fire tear gas in protest near US embassy
December 10 2017 12:22 PM
Protest at US Embassy, Lebanon
Protestors gather near US embassy, Awkar area, Beirut. Picture: Social Media


Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, TV footage showed.

Protesters, some of them waving the Palestinian flag, set fires in the street and threw projectiles towards the security forces who had barricaded the main road leading to the US Embassy in the Awkar area north of Beirut in the Awkar area.

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