Syria regime loyalists pelt US envoy with eggs
Damascus, Syria, 27 September 2011 - Supporters of President Bashar Assad pelted the U.S. ambassador to Syria with eggs Thursday as he entered an office for a meeting with a leading opposition figure and then tried to storm the building in the capital Damascus, the opposition activist said.
Ambassador Robert Ford, an outspoken critic of Assad's crackdown on the 6-month-old anti-government uprising, was trapped in the office for about three hours until Syria security forces showed up and escorted him out.
Ford came under attack as he arrived for a meeting with Hassan Abdul-Azim, who heads the outlawed Arab Socialist Democratic Union party.
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In: Other Middle East
Tags: protestors, pelt, throw, U.S. Ambassador, eggs, Damascus, Syria
Location: Dimashq, Damascus Governorate, Syria (load item map)
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