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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 19:23 - 19 January 2015
Tehran, YJC. Students gathered in huge numbers in front of the French Embassy in Tehran to show their outrage at the release of Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicting prophet.

Pouring to the street on Monday, the demonstrators chanted slogans against the Charlie Hebdo and demanded that the French ambassador be expelled from Iran.

The protesters also asked Iranian diplomats at the Foreign Ministry to show a swift reaction to the sacrilegious move.

The protests which began with a demonstration outside the French embassy building in Neauphle-le-Château street, gradually developed into a march after thousands more joined the crowd.

The Iranian parliament, Majlis, minority representatives also attended the rally. Other political activists, as well as some government officials were also present in the demo.

Iran officially condemned the killing of 12 people in a January 7 attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris. However, feelings are running high in Iran against the release of cartoons by the weekly last Wednesday which clearly insulted prophet Mohammad.

Protests in other Muslim states have mostly turned violent, with many protesters calling for immediate expulsion of France’s diplomatic staff from their countries. The protesters also want the French government to abandon its policy of defending such sacrilegious moves under the pretest of defending the freedom of expression.

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