Syrian protestors burn Danish and Norwegian embassies over Prophet caricatures
Anger against caricatures of Islam's prophet was expressed across the Islamic world Saturday, with believers calling for executions, storming European facilities and setting European flags afire.
In Damascus, thousands of outraged Syrian protestors stormed the Danish and Norwegian embassies, setting fire to both buildings. According to the AP, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators at the Norwegian Embassy after the Danish building was burned.
But the protesters broke through police barriers and set fire to the second building, shouting "Allahu Akbar!" which is Arabic for "God is great!". Fire trucks had rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire, AFP reported.
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