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UK police hunting anti-Iran activists following violent riots

Robert Carter

Press TV, London

British police have released images of individuals they want to identify in connection with the recent anti-Iran riots opposite Iran's Embassy in London.

The London Metropolitan Police have already admitted that 5 officers were seriously injured during clashes with demonstrators on September 25th. The protesters claimed to support Iranian women, Mahsa Amini, who collapsed at a police station in Iran on September 16th.

A spokesperson for the Met said that "We won't tolerate members of the public, or officers who are doing all they can to maintain and regain order, being injured in any circumstance, and we are now doing everything we can to make sure those who committed the violent offences are brought to justice."

Police now guard the Embassy and Consulate but other sites remain fearful of future attacks too. The Islamic Centre of England in Maida Vale was also targeted in the recent riots. Locals informed Press TV the attack was Islamophobic and not the first of its kind.

The recent anti-Iran protests have seen a hodgepodge of rival ideologies and dissident groups banding together. Many of these groups have a history of conducting violent attacks against Iran expats in the west.

Press TV witnessed supporters of MKO and former Shah Dictatorship verbally and physically assaulting Iranians attempting to vote in London, June 2021.

Quiet has returned to London's streets for the time being. However, many of the dissident groups remain active. Acting as opportunists, waiting for any opportunity to harass ordinary Iranian expats and seemingly anyone else caught in the middle.

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