Syrian Embassy in Australia was attacked Saturday

The Syrian Embassy in Australia was attacked Saturday night and partly wrecked by dozens of protesters denouncing the regime of Bashar al-Assad and murderous repression in Homs, police said Sunday. The protesters “forcibly entered” in the Syrian Embassy and “caused extensive damage on the ground floor” of the building located in the Australian capital Canberra, police said. Three members of the diplomatic staff present during the attack barricaded themselves in a room. They are free.

Syrian embassies in Athens, Berlin, Cairo, Kuwait and London have also been under attack since the announcement by the Syrian opposition that over 230 civilians were killed in shelling in the rebel city of Homs from Friday night to Saturday. The Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd has denounced a “war crime”.

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