Anti-Trump protesters in Beirut clash with security outside USA embassy

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There have been violent clashes near the United States embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump's move Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and commit to moving the US Embassy to the holy city has prompted global condemnation and sparked protests worldwide, from Indonesia and Malaysia, to Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Egypt.

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the USA embassy during the demonstration, TV footage showed.

Angry demonstrators also burned a picture of Trump and set fire to US and Israeli national flags while waving Palestinian flags as well as flags of various Palestinian factions.

RIOT cops and protesters clashed in Lebanon outside the the American Embassy as anti Israel demonstrations turned ugly. "Most scattered. Four people dragged away a woman who seemed hit very badly with tear gas, and was unable to walk".

The protesters were a mix of Palestinian and Lebanese leftist groups, according to witnesses.

On Thursday, Iran-backed Lebanese group, Hezbollah, called for a Palestinian intifada in response to the U.S.

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In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, some 10,000 people rallied outside the US embassy on Sunday to denounce US President Donald Trump's decision.

Aboul-Gheit said Trump's decision was "against global law and raises questions over American efforts to support peace" between Palestine and Israel.

Leaders from across the globe made similar remarks in the days before and after Trump's announcement on Wednesday. But a resolution they put forward was short on concrete actions while condemning Trump's decision.

Israel says that all of Jerusalem is its capital. The Lebanese government has never formally recognized their status as refugees, and Palestinians are barred from dozens of professions.

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind Trump's decision, calling it a violation of worldwide law and a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as the "occupation".

A "Wanted" poster of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was torched by one protester and trampled on by others.

But in Jerusalem, a security guard was in critical condition after a 24-year-old Palestinian man from the occupied West Bank stabbed him after approaching a metal detector at an entrance to the city's central bus station, police said.

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