Iranian flag snatched, burned near embassy in Helsinki

September 11, 2018 - 20:47

TEHRAN – A group of protestors on Monday afternoon snatched an Iranian flag from the Iranian embassy in Helsinki and set it on fire, Daily Finland reported.

According to the local media and the police, the protestors also pelted stones at police on duty at the spot and at a police helicopter that was being used to film the scene.

Police arrested four of the protestors at the spot, although they did not divulge the identities of the arrested. 

According to a report, three of the arrested were taken into custody on suspicion of aggravated disturbance of the peace and the fourth one was detained for suspected violent resistance against an official.