Beirut: Protesters tear gassed at Danish Embassy

Security forces fired tear gas Sunday at a group of demonstrators outside the Danish Embassy who were protesting the publication of caricatures of Islam's prophet in European newspapers, a security official said. Hundreds of protesters took part in the protest but only a small group of Islamic extremists tried to break the security barrier, prompting troops to fire tear gas and water cannons from fire engines to try to disperse them, said the official.