Protesting US support of Kosovo’s recent declaration of sovereignty, today Serbian rioters set fire to the facade of the US Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. Some protestors also broke into the building, which is apparently unoccupied today, except for some Marines and security personnel. The protests were eventually broken up by riot police, who sprayed tear gas into the crowd.
According to an MSNBC News story, “Doors were ripped off, set on fire and wedged in the embassy windows. Black smoke billowed from the building. Papers and chairs were thrown out of the windows. One protester climbed up to the first floor, ripped the U.S. flag off its pole and briefly put up a Serbian flag in its place.”
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