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Lebanese Stage Mass Protest of Israeli Bombing of Civilians

Thousands of Lebanese demonstrators have joined angry protesters who broke into a U.N. compound in Beirut following a deadly Israeli attack in the town of Qana.

The demonstration swelled Sunday after a group of men and boys used stones and make-shift battering rams to break into the U.N. building in the capital where they ransacked offices.

Lebanese security forces were deployed to restore order at the diplomatic building, ushering hundreds of stone-throwing protesters from the compound.

As the crowds dispersed from the U.N. building, thousands of protesters in central Beirut chanted anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans while waving Hezbollah flags in a show of defiance.

The protest is the first mass demonstration in Lebanon against Israeli's bombardment of the country to root out Hezbollah guerrillas.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.