Protestors are seen near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon, Dec. 10, 2017. (Mohamad Azakir/The Daily Star)
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Lebanese politicians condemned the violence that broke out between protesters and Internal Security Forces near the U.S. Embassy in Awkar, hours after activists set fire to American and Israeli flags there Sunday.As more demonstrators started joining the crowds mid morning, the crowds were forced back by police in riot gear as some protesters attempted to scale the security fences to get nearer to the embassy, located about a kilometer away from the protests.Al-Jadeed reported that tear gas canisters were being directly fired at protesters.
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