Jan 3, 2016, 6:58 PM
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Protestors rally in front of Saudi embassy in Tehran

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Although Tehran governorate general had not issued permission for holding protest rallies in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a small group of protesters gathered outsides the embassy to protest against the execution of prominent Shia cleric by Saudi authorities.

The angry protesters brought down the name plate of the street where the Saudi embassy is located, installing a self-made plate named Martyr Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

This is while Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei has declared that any protest rallies against the Saudi embassy is illegal, warning to deal with those who break the law.

The police are trying to disperse the protesters without using force, according to IRNA correspondent.

Last night, angry protesters stormed Saudi embassy in Tehran as well as Saudi consulate general in Mashad.

Deputy Minister of Interior for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said that a number of police guards, including three police commanders were wounded when the protests turned violent.

Zolfaqari also said that police have arrested some 40 people for storming Saudi diplomatic places.