x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Tear gas fired on protest at Syrian Embassy in Cairo

Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo yesterday after some demonstrators tried to take down its flag.

CAIRO // Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo yesterday after some demonstrators tried to take down its flag.

The protesters later barricaded a main road on the corniche after some of them threw stones at the riot police, a witness said. "Three or four threw stones, and the police started firing tear gas," said Mosaab Elshamy.