A massive rally is taking place outside the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, with protesters rioting and shouting pro-Palestinian slogans in the wake of Washington’s decision on Jerusalem. Tear gas and water cannon have been deployed to control the crowd.
The protesters, some waving Palestinian flags, threw projectiles at security forces and set fires in the street next to the US Embassy, located in the Awkar region north of the Lebanese capital.
Rioters ended up bringing down the gates of the metal fence surrounding the compound, despite water cannon constantly pushing them back. Tear gas has been repeatedly fired to disperse the crowd, while protesters threw what appeared to be smoke grenades across the fence.
clashes close to the #US embassy in #Beirut , #Palestinians and Lebanese protester by the hundreds around the embassy to protest #Trump’s #Jerusalem move via @AlMayadeenLive pic.twitter.com/LZn4BXekv1
— Nasser Atta (@nasseratta5) December 10, 2017