Lebanese security forces clashed Sunday with demonstrators near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut as hundreds protested President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
The Lebanese army fired water cannons and tear gas as waves of young men hurled stones and burned effigies of Trump. Hundreds attended the Sunday morning protest on the edge of Beirut, many wrapped in Palestinian scarves and flags.
Injured demonstrators was carried away from the front line of the clashes, but no deaths were reported. The Health Ministry later said that eight people had been hospitalized and 43 people treated at the scene.
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