Syrian unrest

Syrian opposition protesters and pro-government supporters face off in front of the Syrian embassy in Beirut five days after the killing of at least 37 people in the southwestern Syrian city of Dara’a. The killing is generally considered to mark the start of a nationwide uprising that led to the Syrian Civil War.

Syrian embassy Beirut, March 27, 2011

Assad supporters on Makdessi Street, Hamra, West Beirut

Syrian embassy protected by Lebanese armed forces

Anti-Assad protesters next to the Syrian embassy holding posters saying in Arabic: ›With our soul and with our blood we will sacrifice ourselves for Dara’a‹

Anti-Assad protesters rallying at Dora roundabout, Bourj Hammoud, East Beirut

Lebanese undercover intelligence service agents suddenly step in to de-escalate