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Protesters attack Russian embassy, tear down Russian flag in Tripoli

February 05, 2012, 17:15 UTC+3

None of the Russian diplomats has been hurt

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CAIRO, February 5 (Itar-Tass) —— Protesters have attacked the Russian embassy in Tripoli and tore down the Russian flag, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday.

According to Al Jazeera, the riots staged by the Syria opposition involved Libyans as well.

No further details are available so far.

None of the Russian diplomats has been hurt in an rally stage by the Syrian opposition in front of the Russian embassy in Tripoli on Sunday, an officer from the Russian embassy told Itar-Tass over the phone.

“No one has managed to break into the territory of the Russian diplomatic mission, no one of the personnel has been hurt. All are safe and sound. Although the protesters have managed to tear down the Russian flag,” the diplomat said.



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