The almost three-hour demonstration in Mount Lebanon's Awkar, north of Beirut, reflected a broad cross section of voices protesting in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite barricades and barbed wire erected by the ISF to keep the demonstrations a kilometer away from the embassy.
The protesters, covered in Palestinian flags, lit fires in the streets and threw stones and objects at the security forces.
Tear gas fired at protesters near USA embassy north of Beirut during rally against U.S. decision on Jerusalem's status.
Most countries consider East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed after capturing it in a 1967 war, to be occupied territory and say the status of the city should be decided at future Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind Trump's decision, calling it a violation of global law and a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as the "occupation". "I think the sooner the Palestinians come to grips with this reality, the sooner we'll move towards peace".
Security forces cordoned off the area around the embassy and deployed water cannon, stopping people about 3km away from the embassy building.
The protest was against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the Jewish states capital.
"I hear (from Europe) voices of condemnation over President Trump's historic announcement, but I have not heard any condemnation for the rocket firing against Israel that has come (after the announcement) and the bad incitement against us", Netanyahu said.
Among other things, the rioters reportedly burned United States and Israeli flags and an effigy of Donald Trump, sending plumes of black smoke into the air. It said similar and simultaneous protests also were held Sunday in at least 10 provincial capitals and cities across Indonesia.
A "Wanted" poster of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was torched by one protester and trampled on by others.
The US policy change on Jerusalem puts it "on the side of occupation" and "exempts it from a mediation role in the peace process", the Arab League said in a statement.
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki called Trump's decision "illegal and illegitimate and null and void legally and politically", saying there would be no formal communication with United States officials.