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British Sailor Standoff Sparks Protest in Tehran

Posted on Apr 1, 2007

Two of the 15 captured British sailors are reportedly scheduled to appear on Iranian TV Sunday to offer their “confessions” for trespassing in Iranian waters on March 23.  The incident has provoked unrest in Tehran, where Sunday some 200 angry students hurled firecrackers and rocks at the British Embassy, chanting “Death to Britain” and “Death to America,” according to the BBC.


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The BBC’s correspondent, who was outside the embassy when the missiles were thrown, said the demonstrators were hardline Islamist students from Tehran University.

The protesters, whose demonstration was allowed by the Iranian government, were chanting “Death to Britain” and calling for the deportation of the British ambassador, she said.

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By debbie Thoits, April 1, 2007 at 7:36 pm Link to this comment
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Your a bunch of hypocrites, always removing anything critical of the lies and bull shit Blair and Bush promulgate. You kiss the ass of your slimy handlers, namely AIPAC.  They need to be outlawed and you too.

Kiss my ass without cream cheese.

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