UK riot police hold back anti-Syria protesters


LONDON (AP) -- British police have used batons and riot shields to hold back protesters trying to storm the Syrian Embassy in London for the second time in one day.

Earlier Saturday, demonstrators stormed the embassy after Syrian forces reportedly killed more than 200 people in the city of Homs. Police said six people were arrested in that incident.

Protesters regrouped and gathered force later in the day, breaking through police barriers and chanting "We want to close the embassy!"

Police brought in sandbags and riot gear to regain control of the surging crowd, which lobbed objects at the embassy, situated near Buckingham Palace.

Demonstrators against Syrian President Bashar Assad have stormed five embassies in Europe and the Middle East.