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Pro-regime protesters attack French ambassador to Syria

Arab World Materials 24 September 2011 20:01
The French ambassador to Syria, Eric Chevallier, was on Saturday attacked in Damascus by pro-regime protesters throwing eggs and stones, a witness told the German Press Agency dpa.
Pro-regime protesters attack French ambassador to Syria

The French ambassador to Syria, Eric Chevallier, was on Saturday attacked in Damascus by pro-regime protesters throwing eggs and stones, a witness told the German Press Agency dpa.

"The crowd, who were chanting slogans in support of (President Bashar) al-Assad, saw the ambassador leaving the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and started throwing stones and eggs as the ambassador and his delegation were getting in their cars," said the witness, who asked not to be named.

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe on Monday accused the Syrian regime of "crimes against humanity."

On September 13, Chevallier and his US counterpart, Robert Ford, attended a remembrance ceremony for Syrian activist Ghiyath Matar, who reportedly died under torture.

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