Violence flares at protest near US Embassy in Lebanon

Violence flares at protest near US Embassy in Lebanon

Violence flares at protest near US Embassy in Lebanon

President Trump's decision has led to fresh Israeli strikes on Gaza, the deaths of Palestinian protesters, and the attempted storming of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.

In Jakarta, Indonesia, that thousands of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy with signs reading "Pray for Palestine" and "Freedom for Palestinians".

They were blocked from reaching the complex by a metal gate sealing the road leading to the embassy, and security forces fired teargas and water cannons to repel demonstrators who tried to open the gate by force.

Demonstrators burnt tyres, the USA and Israeli flags as they pushed to break through a barbed wire erected by security forces around the embassy complex, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.

RIOT cops and protesters clashed in Lebanon outside the the American Embassy as anti Israel demonstrations turned ugly.

There was no immediate comment from security forces. Witnesses said Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at groups of rallying youth in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. It is likely to be the largest in Lebanon since Mr Trump's announcement.

The call to protest had been made by several political groups, including the Islamic Constitutional Movement (ICM) linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, and civil society associations.

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"We came here for a sit-in in front of the USA embassy to protest the decision taken by Trump".

More than 300 people were injured Friday across the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, 50 of whom needed hospital treatment, during protests against Trump's decision, according to the Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry.

Among other things, the rioters reportedly burned USA and Israeli flags and an effigy of Donald Trump, sending plumes of black smoke into the air.

"We won't leave Jerusalem to the mercy of a child-murdering country", Erdogan said, accusing Israel of having no values other than "occupation and plunder".

Standing at the far edge of Sunday's protest in Beirut, Faraj Shahin, a Palestinian, described the Middle East's leaders as "traitors" who had sold out her countrymen.

On Sunday, the foreign ministers of the Arab League countries called for the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump's decision on Jerusalem.

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