Lebanese, Palestinian protest outside Egypt embassy turned violent

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Lebanese police guarding Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese police guarding Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

BEIRUT – The Lebanese Armed Forces pushed protesters back from the entrance of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut on Saturday and fired tear gas canisters after a demonstration to show solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip turned violent.

When a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the entrance to the embassy in Beirut’s Bir Hassan neighborhood the LAF intervened, forcing the demonstrators back beyond the barbed wire fence surrounding the building and firing a number of tear gas canisters, the National News Agency reported.

Before the incident, security forces had refused demands by participants in the demonstration to be allowed entry in to the embassy. Some of the protesters then threw fireworks at the security forces members and hit them with sticks causing confusion between the organizers of the protest and the participants.

The protesters then proceeded to block the road leading to the embassy. Shortly after the embassy’s entrance was attacked and the LAF intervened.

The protest was organized by a group calling itself the Lebanese and Palestinian Youth Forces and called for an end to the siege on Gaza and the opening of the Rafah crossing.

Over 1660 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s 25-day old military campaign against Gaza—dubbed Operation Protective Edge—which has seen the Jewish state’s air force batter the coastal enclave while ground forces have been engaged in pitched battles with Hamas fighters.

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7 responses to “Lebanese, Palestinian protest outside Egypt embassy turned violent”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    It seems that the LAF has ONE problem … being stretched too thin all over the damn country !!
    And who’s ‘fault’ is THAT !!!

    “Lebanese and Palestinian Youth Forces” (??? whatever … every week a new invention??) protest against Israel at Egypt’s Embassey … can’t they read the sign on the door??
    GO PROTEST AT THE SYRIAN ONE !!!
    Freaking reactionist anarchistic youth …. :-(( … Molotov firebombs indeed.

    1. master09 Avatar

      Why the Syrian one, they never did anything to Anyone. Lol
      You think the youth would be drinking it rather than wasting. Lots of blood but no brains.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        They’d have an excuse if they had all had a bottle of Arak. AND Maybe they did.
        It’s something like after football games …. the parents allowed them out, bought the game tickets for them, and gave them money for hot-dogs. They buy booze. Then they trash what the parents worked for.

    2. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar
      TheUSequalsTheIS

      most ppl actually cant read bcoz israel keeps bombing their schools

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        But ‘home-schooling’ has become popular among some … some think it’s better. 😉

        1. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar
          TheUSequalsTheIS

          the israelis bomb their homes too

  2. Justice Avatar

    YE LEBENESE.. YA ARAB…Y DONT U GO AND FIGHT FOR PALESTINE…

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