Syrian demonstrators protesting against the regime of Bashir Assad seized the Syrian embassy in Tripoli on Saturday.
According to Anas Al-Khalid, a . . .[restrict]Tripoli-based member of the opposition Syrian National Council, the seizure was peaceful. “There was nobody in the embassy when we went inside,’ he said. “Tomorrow we will officially take charge after signing some papers.”
Following the killing of at least 200 protestors by regime forces in the Syrian city of Homs on Friday, a relatively small but determined group of Syrians had gathered outside the Tripoli embassy calling for Assad to be “hanged”.
Following the slaughter in Homs, there have been demonstrations outside Syrian embassies across the world. In Cairo, hundreds of protestors stored the embassy, smashed up the building and set fire to parts of it. In London, over 100 protestors smashed windows and tried to seize the embassy there but were prevented by police.