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500 people protest in Teheran over anti-Islam film

Published on Sep 13, 2012 6:24 PM

TEHERAN (AFP) - Up to 500 people protested in Teheran on Thursday over an anti-Islam film made in the United States (US), chanting "Death to America!" and death to the movie's director, an AFP photographer at the scene said.

The rally, near the Swiss embassy that handles US interests in the absence of US-Iran diplomatic ties, ended peacefully two hours later.

Hundreds of police and security personnel had prevented the crowd from approaching the Swiss compound, which had been evacuated by diplomats as a precaution.

An American flag was seen burnt during the demonstration.

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