Syrians in Jordan protest embassy guard's beating of citizens
Jordanian security intervened on Sunday to prevent hundreds of angry Syrians from storming their country's embassy in Amman, dpa reported.
The demonstrators said they were protesting the beating by embassy guards of five Syrian nationals, who entered the diplomatic mission wearing the flag of the Syrian uprising as headscarves.
The five Syrians reported the incident to Jordanian security authorities, which sent reinforcement to the site after hundreds of pro-reform Syrians converged on the embassy to protest.
The Syrian embassy in Amman has been the scene of several protests since an uprising broke out in Syria nine months ago against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian community in Jordan comprises tens of thousands who overwhelmingly sympathize with their country's pro-democracy revolt.
More than 1,500 Syrians have so far taken refuge in Jordan to escape crackdown by the authorities, according to the Amman bureau of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).