Greek police say about 6,000 to 7,000 people turned up at a rally and march in central Athens organized by Greece's Communist Party to protest the US-led missile attack against Syria.
The protesters gathered at Athens' central Syntagma Square before marching to the US embassy, chanting anti-US slogans and holding banners. Once there, they wrote "Americans, murderers of peoples" on the pavement in red paint and tried, unsuccessfully, to lob paint into the embassy's courtyard.
Police vehicles barricaded access to the embassy, and there was a heavy police presence. Protesters left peacefully.