Violent protests at British embassy in Tehran

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14 February 2006, TEHRAN - Tens of militant students staged Tuesday a renewed protest demonstration at the British embassy in Tehran against the publication of cartoons deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed.

14 February 2006

TEHRAN - Tens of militant students staged Tuesday a renewed protest demonstration at the British embassy in Tehran against the publication of cartoons deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed.

The students belonging to the paramilitary Basij (volunteer) group threw stones and Molotov cocktails against the embassy building and shouted slogans against Britain and other western states.

A large number of police and anti-riot forces are stationed at the site and are preventing the crowd from entering the embassy compound.

The demonstrators brought one dog and five donkeys to the embassy site. The dog was wearing an Israeli flag, the donkeys the flags of Britain, Denmark, France, Germany and the United States.

In Iran dogs are considered as dirty creatures and the donkey a symbol of stupidity.

DPA

Subject: German news

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