Protesters break into US Embassy in Belgrade

February 21, 2008 10:23:31 AM PST
Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy Thursday and set fire to the facade after a massive protest against Kosovo's independence. Masked attackers were seen climbing over a first-floor railing on the building and trying to throw furniture from an office. A blaze broke out along the mission's front facade.

The neighboring Croatian Embassy also was attacked by the same group of protesters.

Riot police intervened, firing tear gas and driving a number of armored jeeps down the street to clear the crowd.