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British embassy stormed in Iran

Six staffers held briefly in protest against sanctions

By Alan Cowell and Rick Gladstone
New York Times / November 30, 2011
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Iranian protesters screaming “death to England’’ stormed the vast British embassy compound and a diplomatic residence in Tehran yesterday, torched at least one vehicle, tore down the Union Jack, ransacked offices, and briefly held six staff members captive during an officially approved protest of economic sanctions against Iran’s suspect nuclear energy program.

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