Police fire tear gas at anti-Trump protesters outside US embassy in Beirut


Published: 2017-12-10 12:23

Last Updated: 2017-12-10 12:32

(Ya Libnan)
(Ya Libnan)

Dozens of people protested Sunday morning outside the US Embassy in Beirut against Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as an Israeli capital.

Tear gas was fired at the protesters by Lebanese security forces, after some of them threw rocks at the police.

Protesters waved flags and raised placards with slogans denouncing Arab leaders for their inaction. The protest was organized by a local Islamic group, according to Sputnik, a Russian news agency.

In a very controversial step, Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and announced that he will be moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying this will enhance the peace process between Israel and Palestinians.

Since then, many demonstrations condemning this move were held across many Islamic countries and the world.