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Police: Men attack guard outside Iranian embassy in Berlin


BERLIN– German police are investigating an attack on a pro-democracy vigil outside the Iranian embassy in Berlin in which three people were injured in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police said an officer guarding the embassy saw three men in face coverings tearing down banners and flags from a mobile home parked near the building.

Despite calls from the officer asking them to stop, the assailants opened the door of the mobile home and attacked the four men inside, police said in a statement.

Three of the occupants were injured in the ensuing scuffle, he added. The assailants fled by car.

German news agency dpa reported that the mobile home displayed banners reading “Iranians want democracy” and “Freedom of women’s lives”, a slogan widely used during recent anti-government protests in Iran.

There were also large demonstrations of solidarity in Germany and other European countries.

ABC

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