Protesters set fire to Saudi embassy in Iran after prominent cleric's execution

Protesters set fire to Saudi embassy in Iran after prominent cleric’s execution

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A crowd of Iranian protesters stormed and ransacked part of the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Saturday in response to the country’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

Photos and video footage posted to Twitter and Instagram show demonstrators smashing windows, ripping apart furniture and flags and torching parts of the building with Molotov cocktails. Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand reported on Twitter that the protest was later quelled after police dispersed the crowd and made several arrests. Firefighters were also working to contain the blaze.

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Protesters set fire to Saudi embassy in Iran after prominent cleric’s execution

Saudi Arabia executes 47, including the critical Shiite cleric al-Nimr

Saudi Arabia executes 47, including the critical Shiite cleric al-Nimr

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UPDATED Jan. 2, 2015 6 p.m. ET to include a family statement.

Religious leaders across the Middle East are denouncing Saudi Arabia’s decision to execute a prominent Shiite cleric at the center of the country’s 2011 Arab-spring inspired protests

He was killed along with 46 other prisoners convicted of terrorism charges in a series of executions that took place in several cities and towns throughout the country on Saturday.

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s name appeared on the list of 47 names released by Saudi Arabia’s state-run news outlet, which is citing information from the Ministry of the Interior

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Saudi Arabia executes 47, including the critical Shiite cleric al-Nimr