Sunday, February 26, 2006
AP: Iranians firebomb Brit embassy - Feb. 26
By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer -- Sunday, 7:17 PM ET
TEHRAN, Iran - Several hundred hard-line students threw stones and firebombs at the British Embassy in Tehran on Sunday, blaming Britain and the United States for the bombing of a Shiite shrine in.
Iranian anti-riot police move on a protestor, left, during a gathering to condemn Wednesday's attack on a Shiite shrine in Samarra in Iraq, outside the British Embassy in Tehran, on Sunday Feb. 26. (AP Photo/Yalda Moaieri)
A few windows were broken in the embassy, and firebombs went off outside its walls during the two-hour protest, before Iranian police wielding sticks dispersed the students.
Nearly 1,000 students gathered outside the embassy in the morning and held a peaceful protest, chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Britain" and blaming the two countries in Wednesday's bombing of the shrine in the Iraqi town of Samarra.
"We hold the occupiers of Iraq responsible," one banner read. They also held signs denouncing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were printed in European papers.
The larger demonstration ended without incident. But several hours later, around 400 students returned and attacked the embassy.
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