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Egyptian migrants protest in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 28 (UPI) -- Egyptian migrants gathered outside their embassy in Beirut Saturday, throwing rocks to protest Lebanese labor laws.

At least eight members of Lebanon's internal security forces and two Egyptian nationals were wounded, The Daily Star reported. Three of the police officers suffered severe head injuries, officials said.

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Twelve Egyptians were arrested.

The protesters, about 100 strong, demanded an end to a law requiring foreign workers in Lebanon to have sponsors. Syrians are the only group exempted from the law.

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