TRIPOLI - Syrian and Libyan demonstrators hurled rocks, eggs and tomatoes at the Chinese embassy in Tripoli on Monday, after Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution backing an Arab plan urging Syria's President Bashar Assad to give up power.
Armed men, who said they were from the Libyan government's Supreme Security Committee, guarded the embassy from about 50 protesters who waved Syrian opposition flags and had managed to break windows and spray graffiti on the walls.
One demonstrator tried to force his way past the guards but was stopped, a Reuters reporter said.
One of the men guarding the embassy said his colleagues had
shot into the air to disperse the crowd when they hurled rocks
and tried to push their way through. The crowd later hurled eggs
before lining up to pray at prayer hour.
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