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Protesters storm Saudi embassy building in Tehran

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Date: 3 January 2016 03:27

Protesters have stormed the Saudi embassy building in the Iranian capital of Tehran early Sunday amid backlash over the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, Sputnik reported.

“Protesters break into Saudi embassy building in Tehran,” Iran’s Shargh daily journalist Sobhan Hassanvand tweeted, providing photographs and video footage from outside and inside the building before and after the siege.

Flammable substance was seen thrown at the building as protests gained steam over the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

“Molotov cocktail thrown at Saudi embassy building in Tehran, protest over al-Nimr execution,” Hassanvand wrote, providing video footage of a burning building.

Hours earlier, he published photographs of what he said were protesters taking down a Saudi flag at the country’s consulate in the second most populous Iranian city of Mashhad.

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