More video of students looting UK embassy in Iran
- uploaded: Nov 29, 2011
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Iranian students stormed the British diplomatic compounds in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union Jack flag and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the anger against Western powers after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Some students surged past riot police into the British Embassy compound - which they pelted with petrol bombs and stones - two days after Iran's parliament approved a bill that reduces diplomatic relations with Britain following London's support of recently upgraded Western sanctions on Tehran over its disputed nuclear programme. Smoke rose from the embassy grounds and the British flag was replaced with a banner bearing the name of 7th century Shiite saint, Imam Hussein.