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BEIRUT, Lebanon, (AP) – Lebanese security officials say police forces have fired tear gas at scores of demonstrators who tried to reach the U.S. Embassy compound north of Beirut.

They say the demonstrators were protesting Israel’s ground attack on the Gaza Strip.

The officials say about 250 demonstrators tried to cut through barbed wire placed by Lebanese police on a road leading to the U.S. Embassy in the northern suburb of Aukar.

Police forces first tried to stop the demonstrators by using water hoses before firing several tear gas grenades.

The officials say no injuries have been reported during Sunday’s clashes. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to the media.

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