Iranian Students Storm British Embassy in Tehran, Make a Mess

The Iranian riot police are all, "No. Stop it. You should totally stop doing that, you guys."
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Iranian students, apparently angry about British support for sanctions against their country, retaliated today by storming the British embassy in Tehran and making a hell of a mess for somebody to clean up. According to various reports, once inside, the students tossed documents to the ground out of broken windows, burned the Union Jack, and even stole a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Luckily, according to the Times, "an Iranian news agency said personnel had fled 'by the back door.'" Good thing, too, because Iranian students have a history of being somewhat clingy with Western embassy staff.