400 converge on France's Tehran embassy to protest cartoons

September 23, 2012 17:41


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Approximately 400 demonstrators converged on France's embassy in Tehran to protest against the US-made "Innocence of Muslims" film and cartoons published by the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine which both depicted negatively the Islamic Prophet Mohammad, AFP reported Sunday.

AFP, citing witnesses, said the crowd shouted "Death to America," "Death to Israel," "Death to Britain" and "Death to France."

As a precautionary measure prior to the protest, the embassy reportedly instructed most of its staff not to come to work. The French school in Tehran was also closed.

Last week, Iran's foreign ministry released a statement "strongly condemn[ing] insults against Islamic sanctities." It attributed the anti-Islam film and cartoons to "an organized plot...by Zionist circles."

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