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Men clad in black climb onto Iran’s embassy in London over cleric arrest

Kurds burning Iran's flag in front Tehran embassy in London

A group of men in black attire scaled the wall of Iran's embassy building in London and took down the Iranian flag, Iranian state-run television said.
Footage posted online shows the men on the balcony of the embassy building. One is waving a blue and white flag with inscriptions in Arabic, just after the men apparently took down the Iranian flag.

Video purportedly showing a group of men climb onto Iran Embassy in London pic.twitter.com/tRzsx9KzWC


The Metropolitan Police have reportedly confirmed the incident, journalist Nahayat Tizhoosh tweeted, citing fellow journalist Laura McQuillan. The men reportedly got to the roof and police were negotiating for them to come down.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident, according to Iran's Ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad. He tweeted that more perpetrators could still be on the grounds of the embassy.
Initial reports on social media suggest the men are from a religious organization loyal to the ideas of the late Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Al-Shirazi. Twitter user Haidar Nasralla suggested the group is from the Khoddam Al Mahdi organization, based in Buckinghamshire, UK.

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