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Firebomb hurled at Iran’s embassy in Athens after protest against deadly crackdown

Greek police say no damage caused by Molotov cocktail, which exploded on the Iranian diplomatic mission’s wall

Illustrative: A protester holds a placard depicting Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a demonstration in Athens by Iranians living in Greece, September 24, 2022, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP)
Illustrative: A protester holds a placard depicting Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a demonstration in Athens by Iranians living in Greece, September 24, 2022, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP)

ATHENS, Greece — A Molotov cocktail bomb was thrown against the Iranian embassy in Athens on Sunday, Athens News Agency reported.

According to Greek police, at around 1:00 a.m. local time, two people riding a motorcycle with their faces covered hurled the weapon on the wall of the embassy where it exploded.

No damage was caused.

On Saturday afternoon, around 200 people gathered at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens to denounce Iran’s crackdown on protests following the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the country’s notorious morality police.

Iranian women cut their hair in a gesture of solidarity with Amini, brandishing placards reading “say her name!”

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