Total Anarchy In Tehran As Students Storm British Embassy
Nov. 29, 2011
An anti-British protest in Tehran escalated, as protesters entered the British embassy and burned the British flag, BBC reports.
Iranian TV is showing images of protesters throwing stones and breaking windows at the embassy.
After entering the building, protesters replaced the Union Jack with the Iranian flag and then burned it. There are also reports that the students are burning documents from inside the embassy, but that has yet to be confirmed.
The demonstration started in protest of two things. For one, says Alarabiya English, the protest is commemorating the death anniversary of Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari who, according to Iranian authorities, was murdered by Israel’s Mossad in cooperation with UK’s MI6. The demonstrations are also a reactions to new sanctions against Iran’s Treasury put in place by the British government because of Iran’s nuclear program.