Protestors Attack Iran’s Embassy in Finland

Protestors Attack Iran’s  Embassy in FinlandProtestors Attack Iran’s  Embassy in Finland

Police in Helsinki, Finland, arrested four demonstrators during a protest gathering in front of the Iranian Embassy Monday afternoon.

"According to local media and the police, the protestors snatched an Iranian flag from the embassy premises and set it on fire. They also pelted stones at police on duty at the spot and at a police helicopter that was being used to film the scene," reported Daily Finland.

The identity of the four demonstrators held by the police has not been revealed. The police were informed in advance that the protest would take place between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, but the police said the protestors became violent during the demonstration.

Three of those arrested have been charged with "disturbing of the peace and flag-burning," and the fourth with "violent behavior."

According to the police, some 150 people took part in the demonstration in front of the embassy, however, no one was injured although the demonstration turned violent.

The police are going to release further information about the demonstrators' violent behavior.

This was not the first attack on an Iran embassy. The most recent attack on an Iranian diplomatic mission took place last week in Basra in southern Iraq where angry demonstrators set fire to an Iranian consulate.

Last year a mob attacked the Iranian Embassy in London. The episode ended after a few hours and several people were arrested.


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