TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- A group of Iranian students and clergies congregated in front of the Danish embassy in Tehran Tuesday night to protest to the recent insults to the holy prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Protestors were chanting different slogans, including ‘Down with Zionists’, ‘Down with the US’, ‘Down with Britain’, and called for the closure of the Danish embassy in Iran.
The 100 students who were mostly from religious schools and started their congregation at 22:00 local time (18:30 GMT) expressed their strong hatred for the sacrilege of the Islamic values by the Danish TV.
The embassy building was guarded by the special units of the Iranian law enforcement police.
Denmark’s state TV aired footage on Friday of a number of members of the youth wing of the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party (DPP) drawing cartoons in August mocking the Prophet. Iran condemned the broadcast.
Denmark’s ambassador to Tehran was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Monday to complain about the video clips, which follow cartoons published in the Danish press last year that sparked outrage in the Islamic world.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has condemned those who made such insults as “low life”.
In September last year Danish daily Jyllands-Posten printed cartoons, including one showing the Prophet with a bomb in his turban.
Those cartoons sparked protests across the Middle East, including Iran.
Some 232 lawmakers from Iran’s 290-seat parliament urged Ahmadinejad on Tuesday to cut Iran’s trade ties with Denmark over the latest footage.
“The past attempts of the Danish government regarding this insult (to the Prophet) have been repeated, this time, by the visual media,” the MPs stated.
“Since this is not tolerable, we call for cutting the economic ties with Denmark and if continued, cutting the political ties,” the lawmakers continued.