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Protesters arrested at Malmö anti-Iran demo

TT/The Local · 23 Apr 2009, 10:56

Published: 23 Apr 2009 10:56 GMT+02:00

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A group of demonstrators began to gather outside Katrinelunds Folkets Hus in Malmö at around 8am this morning and around 20 police officers were deployed to monitor the situation.

The protest was directed against the Iranian regime and against embassy staff visiting the city to give "consular assistance" to an Iranian citizen.

The demonstrators argued however that the embassy staff were in Malmö to spy on Iranian refugees and their families in Sweden and to develop an "Iranian spy network" in the country.

The demonstrators called on Sweden to take a tougher official stance on Iran and the alleged activities of the embassy staff.

When the embassy personnel arrived at the address chaos broke out, according to news agency TT. Several demonstrators attempted to prevent the staff from entering the building.

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When several of the demonstrators broke through the police cordon they were arrested.

The visit from the Iranian embassy is planned to continue into Friday. A similar visit in Gothenburg last month was met with similar, although somewhat calmer, demonstrations.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

12:25 April 23, 2009 by Brtahan
I feel the whole world should cut diplomatic relationship with Iran terrorist regime. Lets see how they will survive . eventualy they will give up the nuclear program.
14:02 April 23, 2009 by Guest
I believe Iran is the only country talking bravely againt the real terrorists. If other "good " countries have right to develop massive distruction vapons, right to use them and sell them why cant any county have them to defend itself from so called "good" countries??? who are killing peoples in their own coutries and homes!!.
15:21 April 23, 2009 by benraph
Iran hangs homosexuals and stones women. How can anyone support such a crazy state.
15:27 April 23, 2009 by Thebinary1
Hello Mr. Guest - please enlighten me with the list of "good" countries that currently develops, exports, and detonates weapons of mass destructions.

I am asking this because I would like to establish your view if Iran is actaully one of those "good countries" that makes the list.
17:21 April 23, 2009 by Guest
name any country who declare Iran as terrorist regime (look list of countries with forces in Iraq!) Gripen is not used for medical supplies..

does Iran fight any one outside their border ?? if not how is it terrorist regime ?
18:06 April 23, 2009 by taytelbaum
The UN needs support and not Iran. This in order to test the abilities of the nations to the full. Including Iran's view of the world.
19:47 April 23, 2009 by khokan
Please don't blame any country,any community or any religion by means of terrorism or any illegal activity.First of all, we are human by born not by country or religion.But we should respect each other by any means.You can't blame Israel or Iran or Islam.Some people did wrong things and doing..So we need to find solution to live in peace not by blame each other.
10:51 April 24, 2009 by brokenglass
think iran is great? even facebook is banned in there.
09:20 April 26, 2009 by Iraniboy
These protesters were same protesters who were in Gothenburg to protest against embassy staff in Gothenburg. They attacked and injured those poor Iranians who went to ask for consular help. They are just Anti-Iranian!!

All of these so-called anti-Iranian regime measures have been Anti-Iranian people!! I'm not surprised if I see racial tendecies behind this.

Brtahan, yes we're dirty backward third world andwe don't deserve desent life like yours. I'm sad that we still live in the time of 1950s ideologies.
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