4 detained following attack to Iran’s embassy in Helsinki

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Tehran (ISNA) – Helsinki police announced that four people were detained following an attack to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A demonstration outside the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran turned violent on Monday afternoon, say Helsinki police. They detained four people.

According to YLE, law enforcement officials say that protesters stole a flag from the embassy property and set it on fire. They also threw rocks at a police helicopter that was being used to film the scene.

Police say that around 150 people took part in the demonstration. No-one was injured.

Three individuals were taken into custody on suspicion of aggravated disturbance of the peace for the flag-burning. Another was detained for suspected violent resistance against an official.

Authorities had been informed in advance of a peaceful demonstration to be held from 1 to 3 pm.

According to a police statement, “during the demonstration, the participants’ feelings became heated”.

The embassy is located in Kulosaari, a quiet, mostly-residential island district in eastern Helsinki.

Police have promised more information about the incident on Tuesday.

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