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Intruders storm balcony of Azerbaijan embassy in London and take down flag


Azerbaijan embassy stormed Shawn @Gh3ttoAstronaut Uknown people have seized the embassy of Azerbaijan in London. Credit Twitter @Gh3ttoAstronaut

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A group of protesters have stormed the Azerbaijani embassy in London.

Footage on social media showed men waving flags from the balcony of the country’s base in Kensington.

Slogans in Arabic have been daubed on the wall and the Azerbaijani flag has been taken down.

It’s unclear what the protest is over but it appears to have been led by a group called The Mahdi Servants Union.

The group is a Shia Muslim organisation based in London which says it wants to establish ‘civilisational dominance’ on its website.

Its leader is a cleric who is a strong critic of Iran.

Members linked to the group have cited ‘persecution’ by the Azerbaijani government.

Iran’s embassy in London previously accused the group of attack on its property in 2018.

Metro has contacted the Metropolitan Police, The Mahdi Servants Union and the Azerbaijani embassy for comment.

Protesters hung flags from the front of the embassy and climbed up to the balcony (Picture: @Gh3ttoAstronaut)

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