Demonstrators opposed to the Syrian regime have targeted the country’s embassies in several cities around the world.
About 150 protesters descended on the Syrian mission in London wanting to take the building over. It echoed an earlier assault, when five men were arrested after successfully breaking in.
One protester told euronews:
“We are not here to cause violence, we are not here to inflict violence. We are here so the people can hear our voice. So many people still don’t know the situation in Syria and that to me is absolutely shocking.”
Another man was more blunt.
“We came here to get those pigs and dogs out of the embassy. We will not go until they leave,” he said.
There were similar scenes in Cairo and Kuwait, and rallies sprang up outside Syrian embassies in Germany, the US, Greece and Libya.
British authorities condemned the scenes in London and said police are reviewing security arrangements.