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Protestors try to storm Iranian Embassy

Protestors try to storm Iranian Embassy

Published: 14 May 2010 08:29 GMT+02:00
Updated: 14 May 2010 08:29 GMT+02:00

Police and protesters opposed to Iran's rulers clashed in front of the Iranian Embassy in Stockholm on Thursday when demonstrators threw rocks and tried to enter.

Police pushed back some 70 protesters who threw rocks and sought to enter the Iranian embassy, said Ulf Lindgren, police spokesman.

Reinforcements had to be called in to calm the situation as protesters demonstrated against the death penalty in Iran and demanded the release of those they called political prisoners there.

Police arrested about a dozen protesters.

At the Iranian embassy outside Copenhagen, Danish police also had to push back protesters as they approached the building. Local media reported that protesters broke windows by throwing rocks and that four were arrested.

Sweden, home to a large community of exiled Iranians, has often seen protests against the regime in Tehran.

Last year, protesters were able to enter the Iranian embassy and partly ransack it, with one employee hurt in the incident.

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10:54 May 14, 2010 by Nora
What's the porous of the attacking? It looks the same as what Islamic fundamentalists do when attacking western embassies and burning flags (well, at least they do this in their countries not after years of living in a democratic country such as Sweden). Why not demonstrate or protest, while only shouting out your slogans?
11:31 May 14, 2010 by uunbeliever
If you don't like Iran's rulers, move back to Iran and vote!!!!!
11:34 May 14, 2010 by dwb5555

I agree it makes them look bad to throw things. They are not getting there point across when they act this way
11:47 May 14, 2010 by svenskdod
Unfortunately, if they went back home and voted against the regime, they could be killed for it. Democracy in Iran is a joke.
12:09 May 14, 2010 by glamshek
What the claims and what the mentality ! A pity and shame on you Westeners and especially the Iranian exiled who still have the gall and boldness to talk on behalf of Iran. Did they forget the brutalities of Reza Shah? Forgot all the black alliance with US when they used to screw the ordinary Iranians for religius slogans? Shame shame shame. Go and see the history what these exiled monkeys used to do and how badly they had given all their resources to US for their own pockets. Now they are against a genuine ISlamic government and they claim themselves to be Muslims. ARe you Muslims? Remember one thing: You can never be Muslims just by saying so. It is the practice of religion and the actions that can make you a Muslim or an athiest like Westener
14:02 May 14, 2010 by bjinger
amny people i nthe world ask,what's the causes of the endless conflicks in middle east? it's all about the democracy or the interests of the outsiders? why the western support the countries in the region to fight each other?
14:07 May 14, 2010 by LailaC1
I agree with Pelle6 - what is the point of this kind of action in Sweden? To make any change, it has to be done in Iran itself - people will be hurt, lives could be lost but that is what happens when a radical change is needed.
14:19 May 14, 2010 by Marc the Texan
They do it to get Western governments to put more pressure on Iran. It's a technique that's tried and true. So to those who ask why. The reason is because it works. I reckon there will be more in the future. I actually think this is a good thing.
15:32 May 14, 2010 by Nordic Prince
@glamshek #5

I'll try to be polite with you as much as possible only because I felt that you've some enthusiasm towards Islam, and my appreciate ion towards this great religion oblige me to do so.

You said "they claim themselves to be Muslims. ARe you Muslims? Remember one thing: You can never be Muslims just by saying so."

You are entirely wrong!

As long as the person said the Shahada, then, they are Muslims. ". Recitation of the Shahada the is the most important of the Five pillars of Islam.

It is not your business at all if they practice the religion or not. Therefore, keep your own classifications to yourself and never, ever define people based on your thought.
15:42 May 14, 2010 by amirhosein
How would you feel if your sister [or borther] was arrested on her way to the university, without informing you, and you and your parents were left to believe she/he was missing.

and then, after 29 days of searching for her, and not finding her and her whereabouts, you were contacted by the authorities, and were told that she is dead now

What if you're told then, your family member was given a trial court, in secret, without a jury, without an advocate attorney, without the right to contact her family, and was sent to electric chair; her crime was online activities, maintaining a weblog, updating her tweeter, and her Facebook.

What then?

What if the regime in your homeland stormed the office of a Nobel Peace prize laureate, and confiscated her Nobel prize, claiming she is trying to overthrow the regime by her pro-democracy human rights activities.

What then?

What if the judicial system would not answer your plea about your sister? what if the police threatened you and told you not to search for your sister? what if you were forced to flea your hometown to get a voice to speak up how they have treated your innocent little sister?

How'd you feel then?

True story, folks. This is what has happened to those people.

Would you still be as mad at them because of their nervous reactions?

Let's not judge them based on their rude behavior, or being out of their mind, or not politically correct and socially unacceptable rage.

How would you feel, if in their shoes?
16:34 May 14, 2010 by sendia
@ glam shek

most of the people protesting against the present iranian government dont want tobe labelled as muslims, they feel their true culture is zorastrian. so whatever you are ranting about being non muslims doesnt hold good.
17:19 May 14, 2010 by dwb5555
@ amirhosein

To answer your questions: I would be mad as hell and want to change everything however I would know that by throwing rock at a embassy in Sweden would not change that, in fact it would give the other side propaganda to brain wash more people like @ glamshek. So their rude behavior only hurts their cause and if they can't control the rage then they would not be fit to rule either.
18:38 May 14, 2010 by Abbot
Maybe a group of 'students' should take over the embassy and hold its people hostage.
18:58 May 14, 2010 by Crocs
regardless of religion race or class - throwing a brick through locked gates and into the path of police officers and harming innocent people at an embassy in a country hundreds upon hundreds of miles away is not necessarily going to help "the cause" of the protesters and of Iran

If anything it's going to make you look like clueless idiots intent on causing mayhem.. just like the regeime you're protesting about.

If you really want to make a difference and cause a change do so with education of the people - mind control would be another way
19:21 May 14, 2010 by Nordic Prince
@Crocs @Abbot @dwb5555 @pelle6

It amazes me how all of you goons and other lumpens talk about civilizations and condemning protesters' actions only when they are Muslims or have 1% to do with Middle East.

But if the protesters do worse than that in Greece, Thailand or any other country none of you talk muppets. Exactly that is called: "the hypocrisy of the westerners"!

Well, keep on trollin'
19:29 May 14, 2010 by Crocs
Erm Nordic, If you were to read my post you would see my comments were nothing to do with West vs East or with individual religions or nationalities. My point was throwing a brick does not mean anything good would come of it.

I come from an country that is still very much divided by religion, embroiled in hatred for its own people and had quite a lot of bloodshed throughout the past. I just don't see how throwing bricks at an embassy and causing idiotic violence could result in anything but these protesters looking like simple houligans - having an opinon on a news article doesn't constitute being called a troll
19:54 May 14, 2010 by glamshek
YAzid was also saying shahada...Lol
20:35 May 14, 2010 by sebwojo
can muslems do any thing which does not involv blood,but more so my friend from iran told that islam is just forced on the iranians is it true?
21:24 May 14, 2010 by Nordic Prince
@glamshek #18

Do you mean: Yazid ibn Mu'awiya ibn Abi Sufyan ?

It is pretty clear that you are such a sick-Shiite-Goon who his made of lies and hate.

FYI, I admire and respect Yazid, Mu'awiya, Aisha and all the others. Also, Abu Bakr As-Siddiq and Umar ibn Al-Khattab (Farooq) are way better than Ali.

@Crocs #17

I don't need to know where you come from or the story of your life (Because I don't care). My point was very clear though. The commenters(Like you) only show up only and only if the protesters are Muslims or have 1% to do with Middle East.

Otherwise, what value have you contribute? A little boy knows that throwing a brick is something bad. But the Bloody-Buffoons (Like you) are frantically scrambling to comment regarding anything has to do with Muslims and in other topics thay are just Proper-Dulls
21:35 May 14, 2010 by glamshek
If you admire Yazid, then how can one say that you are sane?
22:26 May 14, 2010 by alex1491
send them back where they came from
22:27 May 14, 2010 by Nordic Prince
#glamshek 21

I admire and respect Yazid because I beleive that his old shoe is holier than thousand like you. Also, I beleive that his old slippers worth zillion times more than your tribe you loser.
23:05 May 14, 2010 by glamshek
I think your like or dislike has no impact. Lol. They are doomed to follow each other into hell. The line is straight ...oppurtunists.. Abu Bakr being its head, Umar no 2, Usman no 3, And off course that son of Nabgha no 'Muawia' no 4 and Yazid no 5.... Then comes a legend the very son of Yazid, 'Muawia no 2' who opposes his fathers and grandfathers and Says a big No. Just to prove to the world they his elders were on Satan's path... But its a rather shame that you cowards could not hold on to that bold and selfless belief of Muawia to oppose your greedy forefathers. After all you need power and money to survive. Forget about Islam man....It will go righ down the shower drain...Who says Mehdi[a.s] will arrive... Who says Jesus[a.s] will ariive.. Forget it man lets enjoy and kill. Lets do suicide bombing... Lets kill innicent people....Lets burn girls schools...Same Line of Satan...
01:48 May 15, 2010 by Crocs
@ Nordic Prince # 20

From your username alone you give off the impression that you're hierarchy and royalty and that your opinions are valued more so than anyone else's --- they're not

Since when have I ever commented on an article about Muslims - I believe the only other comment I have ever made on this site was on an article about sport - now unless that comment was about some magical sport where only magical Muslims (presumably of the terrorist kind since I'm such an anti-Islamic "buffoon")** take part in; I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with religion at all.

**please note your majesty that that is called -S-A-R-C-A-S-M-

People call it the lowest form of wit. I felt it was appropriate and simple enough to use to communicate back to you whilst replying to your laudable comment.

I feel sorry for angry and simple people like you, honestly I do, I mean quite clearly you must have some kind of dysfunction to label and paint every commentator with same brush. Especially new ones - how very welcoming one would think!

The world is not out to get you - or Muslims or Islam for that matter
04:18 May 15, 2010 by injusticeworld

I feel sorry for you because I thought you are someone wow but your sneaky way gives me an indication that you are trying to say something but something else stuck in your throat, Look without going right and left I want to tell clearly go to hell and I hope if you can learn how to stop using your pedantic way to express yourself.


First of all my name is Omar and I think you can expect what I want to say or abuse you but only one or two words can describe you "You are Not Muslim" and you who will go to hell and you will see ya wathani ya rawafedh "idolater" and if you didn't like my opinion go and "alotom" hahahaha

@ Nordic Prince

Man you know my opinion about you: you are always the best but I don't agree with you about Shahada do you think glamshek can be Muslim or any other Shii can be considered as a Mulsim if he says it ??
06:31 May 15, 2010 by UScitizen
Once again, the nordic fool.... I mean 'prince' has made a fool of himself. Everyone's entitled to his or her opinion though. A peaceful protest would have been better. No rock throwing. I agree with the fact that Sweden has taken in a lot of undesirables. It's a good thing to try to be noble but some people take advantage of that. I've lived in Sweden almost two years now and I think the country needs to clean up some of this mess. I have nothing against any religion as long as the people treat others humanly. The problem with the muslim religion is that they don't even treat their own women with love and respect. Just to even things out, I must say that there's a lot going on in America that I don't agree with. We need to do some serious house cleaning there also.
10:13 May 15, 2010 by Just_Kidding
The level of conversation on this topic is disgusting. Obviously some Swedes (including immigrants from Arabic countries and Pakistan), Americans and Canadians are frustrated as they are afraid of paying a price for the battle in Iran. I will encourage other Iranians to limit their demonstrations to peaceful demonstrations and actions with deeper consequences.

Occasionally Swedish people ask me how I think about Ahmadinejad, and even though these guys are open minded and well educated an even though I don't like Ahmadinejad, I usually say that it is a problem within Iranian people and should be solved by Iranian people,

-An Atheist from Iran-
22:04 May 15, 2010 by injusticeworld

"The level of conversation on this topic is disgusting."

Just Kidding I mean Just like you and burn in hell with your Sestani
22:55 May 15, 2010 by Just_Kidding

what is your problem?
15:58 May 25, 2010 by geekgirl
The Iranian Revolution of 1979 stunned the world, at least in that it lacked many of the customary reasons for a revolution; lost war, economical disaster, civil rebellion, disgruntled military. The Iranian people overthrew a monarchy heavily secured by a lavishly (western) financed army and security forces, not to mention, aided by the American CIA and British MI-6 who are at least credited to organizing a "military coup d'état" to oust the Shah Pahlavi's nationalist (and democratically elected) Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

Pahlavi's autocracy focused on modernization and westernization - while politically corrupt and oppressive by means of a Police State (employing the Iranian SAVAK - secret Police), and violated the Iranian constitution by his disregard of religious and democratic measures in it, is essentially what lead to the unification of leftist, nationalist, and Islamic groups to overthrow his (western-) fortified regime.

The Iranians were again firmly united against Saddam's regime who invaded Iran in 1980, who was also backed and heavily supported by the west & allies; primarily the US and UK, followed by Saudi Arabia, the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Singapore.

America didn't mind Saddam's use of poison (mustard & nerve) gas - then - on Iranians (and kurds) nor his chemical/biological and nuclear ambitions - and continued to fund him generously, and France continued helping to build Saddam's Osirak nuclear reactor!

Iran made a pre-emptive strike on the reactor shortly after the outbreak of the war, what was the first attack on a nuclear reactor and only the third on a nuclear facility in history of the world, in hope for forestalling the development of a Saddam's nuclear weapon, and partially damaged it, but France quickly repaired the reactor after the attack - that is the same nuclear reactor that Israel later attacked and destroyed, killing a French engineer in the process, which lead to the French pulling out of Osirak.

The point I'm trying to make here is that Iranians are fully capable of bringing change to their own country if they deem necessary. It is impossible to try and force a change in Iran by means of international pressure, let alone a pro-western regime change and/or by means of a war on Iran.

Those who do not read/learn from history are bound to repeat the same mistakes.
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