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zeitghost
29th November 2011, 14:04
BBC News - Iran protesters storm UK embassy in Tehran (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15936213)

Don't you just love those nice Eyeranians?

:eyes

AlfredJPruffock
29th November 2011, 14:09
Just not the same class as the Teran 80s Revolutioaries - I mean wot - no hostages ?

I blame Steve Jobs.

Third rate stuff.

doodab
29th November 2011, 14:10
They're student protestors. As a barometer of Iranian popular opinion they probably shouldn't be taken any more seriously than one would take the protestors outside St Pauls.

DimPrawn
29th November 2011, 14:54
Just not the same class as the Teran 80s Revolutioaries - I mean wot - no hostages ?

I blame Steve Jobs.

Third rate stuff.

http://dailymash.shotdeadinthehead.com/images/designs/DM4083m.jpg

Spacecadet
29th November 2011, 15:01
I Think I know what they're protesting about:
Iran bans Tehran invasion first-person shooter ? reghardware (http://www.reghardware.com/2011/11/29/battlefield_3_banned_in_iran/)

darmstadt
29th November 2011, 15:11
The old man was over working in Tehran the last time it all kicked off staying just along from the US Embassy. He brought back some recordings he had made of the crowds which were quite impressive, they had full orchestras marching with them so a jolly good racket was heard. Apparently that time he could go out as by declaring yourself British was okay. I presume now that might not work.

AlfredJPruffock
29th November 2011, 15:22
The old man was over working in Tehran the last time it all kicked off staying just along from the US Embassy. He brought back some recordings he had made of the crowds which were quite impressive, they had full orchestras marching with them so a jolly good racket was heard. Apparently that time he could go out as by declaring yourself British was okay. I presume now that might not work.

Some mates of my elder brother happened to be in Tehran on the day of he Revolution - far from being revolutionaries they were on the Hippy Trail from Glasgow en route to Kashmir - I recall they mentioned altough it was very noisy - no hame came their way .

They had to concoeal their stash of smuggled whiskey bottles whcih I was told were eventually traded by an obliging hotel porter for some Hash .

Mich the Tester
29th November 2011, 15:55
Latest picture;
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02069/tehran-embassy-dog_2069988c.jpg

CheeseSlice
29th November 2011, 16:53
Just not the same class as the Teran 80s Revolutioaries - I mean wot - no hostages ?


From Twitter:
(Both tweets about 2 hours ago)


Reuters Reuters Top News
FLASH: Six UK embassy staff taken hostage by protesters in northern compound of Tehran embassy - Mehr news agency


Reuters Reuters Top News
Iran's Mehr news agency removes report of hostage taking from its website - no explanation given

CheeseSlice
29th November 2011, 16:58
From Twitter:
(Both tweets about 2 hours ago)

Ok, looks like they got out


Reuters Iranian police have secured the release of six employees of the British embassy compound in northern Tehran who had been taken hostage by hardline students earlier in the day, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"Police freed the six people working for the British embassy in Qolhak garden," Fars said.
by Stephanie Ditta 3:53 PM


ThomasErdbrink Washington Post Iran
#Iran situation in front of northern British embassy compound still tense, students say they have handed "spies" over to police.

Spies? :confused:

wobbegong
30th November 2011, 12:43
. . . and in Tehran earlier, one local woman publicly announces her support of the 'West' and it's policies by declaring she's . . .

http://news.sky.com/sky-news/content/StaticFile/jpg/2011/Nov/Week4/16120882.jpg

MrRobin
30th November 2011, 13:53
All Iranian diplomats expelled from UK... :eek

wobbegong
30th November 2011, 15:03
All Iranian diplomats expelled from UK... :eek

Yup, they've got 48 hours (http://www.channel4.com/news/uk-embassy-staff-leave-iran) to get out. Norway has apparently also closed it's Embassy in Tehran.