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Iran: US flags burn as Tehran students mark 1979 US Embassy takeover02:14

Iran: US flags burn as Tehran students mark 1979 US Embassy takeover

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
November 3, 2016 at 10:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Iranians, with large number of students among them, took to the streets of Tehran, Thursday, to mark the National Student Day on the 37th anniversary of the US embassy takeover.

The protesters were seen burning US and Israeli flags while chanting "Down with USA! Down With Israel" in opposition to US and Israeli 'crimes' in the Middle East, affecting countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The 'Iran hostage crisis' started after hundreds of Iranian students, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the US Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. Fifty-two US diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days inside the embassy premises. It was widely seen in Iran as a blow against the US, its influence in Iran, and its perceived attempts to undermine the Iranian Revolution.

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Hundreds of Iranians, with large number of students among them, took to the streets of Tehran, Thursday, to mark the National Student Day on the 37th anniversary of the US embassy takeover.

The protesters were seen burning US and Israeli flags while chanting "Down with USA! Down With Israel" in opposition to US and Israeli 'crimes' in the Middle East, affecting countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The 'Iran hostage crisis' started after hundreds of Iranian students, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the US Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. Fifty-two US diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days inside the embassy premises. It was widely seen in Iran as a blow against the US, its influence in Iran, and its perceived attempts to undermine the Iranian Revolution.

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