Hundreds of people gathered near the US embassy in Beirut to protest against Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at people who were protesting outside the US embassy in Beirut after some protesters threw rocks at the police.
People brought Palestinian flags and chanted slogans, denouncing Arab leaders for their inaction, and according to media reports, several people were injured, while the protesters tried to break into the embassy building.
The Lebanese security forces have barricaded the main road to the US embassy as protesters set fires in the street.
Earlier, the Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Arab countries to conduct a common political course after the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel resorting to a wide range of tools including sanctions.