February 5, 2006 - Posted at 3:28 p.m. CST
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) _ The Danish mission in Beirut is under
attack today as thousands of Islamic extremists protest the use of
caricatures of Islam's prophet.
The building has been set ablaze. Officials say the extremists
tried to break through a security barrier, prompting troops to fire
tear gas and water cannons from fire engines to try to disperse
The protesters are upset with caricatures of Islam's revered
prophet, Muhammad, that appeared in European newspapers.
Witnesses say at least ten protesters were injured and taken
away in ambulances.
One Islamic official denounced the violence, saying there were
infiltrators among the protesters who's aim is to ``harm the
stability of Lebanon.''