Israeli flags burned at 'Occupy Tehran' demonstration

Hundreds circle the Swiss embassy in Iran to show support for the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, chant: "Death to the US," "Death to capitalism."

October 23, 2011 05:57
Burning Israeli flag at 'Occupy Tehran'

Burning Israeli flag at 'Occupy Tehran' 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Some 300 demonstrators gathered outside the Swiss embassy in support of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests.

Chanting "Death to US" and "Death to Capitalism" demonstrators circled the Swiss embassy.

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"We have gathered here to day to support those that have gathered for the Wall Street movement. We have come here in show of support," one protester said.

Some protesters set the Israeli flag on fire, while they chanted "Death to Capitalism."

The Swiss embassy has represented US interests in Iran since Washington cut off diplomatic relations with Tehran shortly after its 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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