STOCKHOLM (AP) - Angry demonstrators broke into the Iranian
Embassy outside Stockholm on Friday, climbing in through shattered
windows and injuring one embassy worker, police said.
More than 150 people had gathered outside the embassy to protest
against the Iranian regime, when some of them attacked the building
with rocks and tore down a fence to enter the embassy grounds,
police spokesman Ulf Hoglund said.
"A few managed to climb through broken windows into the
building," Hoglund said. He said one member of the embassy staff
was injured inside the building, but didn't know how seriously.
Fifty police officers and an ambulance were dispatched to the
scene. Hoglund said police had evicted the demonstrators from the
building and arrested one person.
Organizers of the demonstration said a few of the protesters
were injured in clashes with the embassy's security officers.
"We want a regime change," said Firouzeh Ghaffrpour, one of
the organizers. "The Islamic system is not wanted by the people of
The protesters, mostly Iranians, also demanded the embassy be
Police said the situation was under control later Friday, but
demonstrators continued to block the entrance, preventing embassy
personnel from leaving.
The protest followed several peaceful demonstrations in Sweden
after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected in a June 12
vote that the opposition claims was marred by massive fraud.
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