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United Kingdom - Feb 4, 2012 - 16:07

Last modified: 4 Feb 2012 16:07

British police used batons to beat back protesters attempting to storm the Syrian Embassy in London for a second time after successfully breaking in early on Saturday.

The crowd broke several of the embassy's windows during the melee.

Police said six people were arrested in the initial assault on the building, while another six were arrested hours later when demonstrators chanting "We want to close the embassy" kicked down barriers and rushed the building.

Al Jazeera's Stuart Silvers reports from in front of the Syrian embassy in London.