Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement: Security forces use tear gas during protest near US embassy in Lebanon [Photos]
Hundreds of protesters, some of them waving Palestinian flags, held demonstrations near the US embassy in Lebanon on Sunday.
Hundreds of protesters, some of them waving Palestinian flags, held demonstrations near the US embassy in Lebanon on Sunday. They were protesting against US president Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. AP
The protesters were blocked from reaching the US embassy by a metal gate sealing the road leading to the complex. Protesters tried to remove barbed wires that blocked the road. AP
Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons to repel demonstrators who tried to open the gate by force. Protesters took cover from tear gas fired by riot police. AP
The Lebanese government has called on the protesters not to damage property in the area. The protesters burned effigy of Trump and threw stones at security forces, prompting them to respond by firing tear gas canisters and deploying water cannon. AP