Protesters occupy parts of Iranian Embassy in the Hague

7 Apr 2010

On Tuesday afternoon, about a dozen of young protesters have occupied parts of the Islamic Republic Embassy in the city of The Hague in the Netherlands, as a protest against Iran’s oppressive and violent policies.
The protesters, who reportedly included Iranian and Dutch nationals, said they were “occupying” the embassy to protest against human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic and to show solidarity with the Iranian people. They demanded the release of all political prisoners and an end to executions and torture, as well as respect for civil rights.
During this act of protest, the flag of the Islamic Republic was lowered and replaced with a banner bearing an image of Neda Agha Soltan, the young woman who was shot to death in Tehran’s street protests after the disputed presidential elections of June 12, 2009. A video on YouTube shows the demonstrators on the embassy grounds displaying a white flag with the word “azadi,” or freedom.
The protesters at the Embassy chanted Persian and Dutch slogans against the Islamic Republic. The Embassy security did not react at first but after 15 minutes endeavoured to remove them from the premises.
Last year, Iranian residents in the Netherlands staged demonstrations on several occasions in front of the Dutch Parliament and the Iranian Embassy in protest against the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June presidential elections and the Islamic Republic’s violent crackdown on its protesters in Iran.

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