LONDON, UK (Feb. 04) – Anti-Assad protesters have attacked five Syrian embassies in Europe and the Middle East in reaction to the brutal killing of more than 200 people in the city of Homs allegedly by pro-regime forces.
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In Europe, demonstrators break into the Syrian embassies in London and Athens today (Saturday, Feb. 04), resulting some detentions and causing minor damage. Two British police officers were sent to hospitals for minor injuries after confronting the protesters outside Syrian Embassy in London.
According to police sources; 6 protesters were held following a demonstration that took place in London at 1 a.m. GMT Saturday (8 p.m. EST Friday) and drew about 150 protesters.
A similar kind of series of incidents were witnessed in Athens, where police said 13 protesters, including 12 Syrians and one Iraqi national, were arrested after forcing their way into the Syrian Embassy before dawn.
In Germany, 20 people stormed into Syrian Embassy in Berlin on Friday and damaged offices there, police said.
Apart from Europe Syrian Embassies in Egypt and Kuwait were attacked and partially damaged by the demonstrators. In Cairo protesters set part of the embassy on fire Friday night, while protesters in Kuwait broke windows at the embassy and hoisted the opposition flag. The Kuwait news agency said a number of security officials were injured in confrontation.