Witnesses say that Syrian intelligence agents in the Lebanese capital have begun evacuating their headquarters -- one day after a massive protest in Beirut aimed at ending Syria's military presence in the country.
Syrian agents were reported loading their belongings onto pickup trucks under the supervision of Lebanese police.
On Monday, hundreds of thousands of protesters jammed central Beirut, in the biggest anti-Syria rally since last month's assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri.
Lebanon's opposition blames Damascus and Beirut's pro-Syrian government for the killing, but both deny involvement.
Elsewhere in Beirut, scores of Lebanese soldiers and riot police deployed today (Tuesday) outside the U.S. embassy, as hundreds of pro-Syrian protesters marched on the U.S. compound and burned an American flag. Demonstrators accuse Washington of pressuring Syria to withdraw from their country.