Danish embassy attacked in Tehran

Demonstrators angered over a satirical video of the Prophet Muhammad, which was broadcast on Danish TV, have hurled firebombs and rocks at the Danish embassy in Tehran.

    The embassy had also been attacked earlier this year

    Anti-riot police kept protesters from entering the embassy on Tuesday evening, but this did not prevent demonstrators from throwing Molotov cocktails over the wall and into the garden.

    There were no clashes or arrests, and the extent of any damage was not immediately known. The demonstrators were demanding the closure of the mission.

    Excerpts of the video, which was originally published on the internet, were broadcast on Denmark's TV2 channel.

    They showed members of the extreme-right Danish People's Party (DPP) portraying the Prophet Muhammad as a beer-drinking camel and a drunken "terrorist" attacking Copenhagen.
      
    The video was filmed by Martin Rosengaard Knudsen, a member of an anti-racist group called Defending Denmark, who infiltrated the DPP to expose its racism.

    Danish embassies and commercial interests in Muslim countries were hit by a wave of violent protests in January and February this year after satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were published in a Danish daily, Jyllands Posten, in September 2005.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.