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Protesters clashed with police outside the Iranian Embassy in London as they called for an end to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Dozens of protesters gathered at the Embassy in Knightsbridge, London on Sunday afternoon. It comes as protests in Iranian cities have spread across the world, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody after being detained by Iranian vice police.

Angry protesters could be seen shouting and pushing officers who had formed a line outside the embassy. Crowds chanted “Death to the Islamic Republic” and waved Iran’s old national flag from before 1979.

Footage shared online also showed violent altercations among those in the crowd. Scotland Yard said several police officers were injured during the protests, although none appeared to be seriously injured.

The force said the crowd showed “a substantial group bent on causing mayhem”, as protesters washed up on police lines and hurled missiles at officers. Five people suspected of committing violent disturbances have been arrested, police said.

“A significant police presence will remain in and around the area to monitor the situation,” the Metropolitan Police said.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it had summoned British Ambassador Simon Shercliff over what it described as a hostile atmosphere created by London-based Farsi media.


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