Protesters try to storm Lebanese government HQ

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese soldiers have fired machine guns and rifles into the air and lobbed volleys of tear gas at hundreds of angry protests who are trying to storm the Lebanese government headquarters in Beirut.

The chaotic scene in Lebanon's capital on Sunday comes in the midst of a funeral for a top intelligence official who was killed in a massive car bombing that many blame on the regime in neighboring Syria.

The protesters believe the government is too close to Syria and Damascus' ally in Lebanon, the Shiite group Hezbollah.