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Friday, 02 December 2022 03:52 GMT

Mayor of London has stated that anti-Iran riots are completely inappropriate


(MENAFN) Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has lashed out at the anti-Iran riots that erupted earlier in the British capital and turned quite violent, wounding a number of police officers.

"The scenes that took place last night were completely unacceptable," the official posted on Twitter on Monday, calling for "the selfish minority," which was responsible for the violence, to "be brought to justice."

The Guardian said that footage from the incident showed irate people yelling and assaulting cops who had erected a barrier in front of the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, Knightsbridge.

The video reportedly showed "altercations among those in the throng, and two cops wrestling a demonstrator to the ground, who had burst past the police line," according to the newspaper.

Several Metropolitan police officers were injured during the fights, according to Scotland Yard, including "broken bones."

The London mayor highlighted, "On behalf of all Londoners, I wish all the officers injured a swift recovery and urge anyone with information on those involved to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously."

"Violence and attacks on our police and communities will never be tolerated," he noted.

The rioting occurred following the murder in police custody of a young Iranian lady in Tehran earlier this month.

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