Crowd tries to attack U.S. consulate in Pakistan
Thousands demonstrate worldwide against the Israeli offensive in Gaza
updated 11:36 a.m. CT, Sun., Jan. 11, 2009
KARACHI, Pakistan - Security forces used tear gas and batons to repel anti-Israel protesters who tried to attack a U.S. consulate in Pakistan on Sunday, as tens of thousands of people demonstrated worldwide against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Israel launched its campaign in Gaza on Dec. 27 to stop rocket fire from the militant Palestinian group Hamas. Gaza health officials say nearly 870 Palestinians have been killed, roughly half of them civilians. Thirteen Israelis have also died.
Tens of thousands of angry demonstrators protested Sunday across the Arab world, in Europe and Asia.