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Police clash with Iran protesters in London and Paris

A woman holds a banner reading 'This is the image of my people. Carry the voice of the Iranians' during a demonstration in support of Iranian protesters in Paris on Sunday
— Paris (AFP)

Police clashed with demonstrators trying to reach Iran's embassies in London and Paris on Sunday.

French police used tear gas and employed anti-riot tactics to prevent hundreds of people protesting in the capital from marching on Tehran's diplomatic mission, AFP reporters and eyewitnesses said.

In London, police said they made 12 arrests and five officers were "seriously injured" as demonstrators tried to break through barriers protecting Iran's UK embassy.

The protesters in Paris had gathered for the second day running to express outrage at the death of Mahsa Amini following her arrest by Iran's morality police -- and to show solidarity with the protests that have erupted in Iran, at a cost of at least 41 lives.

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