Anti-Syrian protesters attack Geneva mission

Demonstrators have staged further protests in the Swiss city of Geneva as part of a Europe-wide drive against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

This content was published on October 9, 2011 - 18:54
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About 100 people gathered in front of the Syrian mission to the United Nations in Geneva on Sunday in protest against the killing of a Kurdish opposition figure.

On Saturday five men were arrested after forcing their way into the building of the mission, a Geneva police spokesman said. The men have since been released.

Similar incidents were reported from Germany, Austria and Sweden over the weekend.

The Syrian foreign ministry has criticised Switzerland for failing to prevent the attack on the Geneva mission.

The Syrian opposition has accused the regime of killing the prominent opposition leader, Mishaal al-Tammo, and said security forces opened fire on some 50,000 mourners at his funeral on Saturday.

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