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Five Arrested in Syrian Embassy Protest, London Police Say

October 08, 2011

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Five people were arrested at the Syrian embassy in London during a protest in which three men climbed onto the building, the Metropolitan Police said.

The trio climbed onto a ledge above the front door of the embassy and didn’t enter the building, a police spokesman said by telephone, declining to be named according to department policy.

The nationalities of those detained have not been confirmed, the spokesman said.

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