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Danish embassy in Tehran stormed

Thousands more people joined violent demonstrations across world to protest publication of Prophet's caricatures.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 13:30 IST

Hundreds of angry protesters hurled stones and fire bombs at the Danish embassy in the Iranian capital to protest publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Police used tear gas and surrounded the walled villa to hold back the crowd.

It was the second attack on a Western mission in Tehran on Monday.

Earlier in the day, 200 student demonstrators threw stones at the Austrian embassy, breaking windows and starting small fires.

The mission was targeted because Austria holds the presidency of the European Union.

Thousands more people joined violent demonstrations across the world to protest publication of the caricatures of Muhammad.

The Bush administration appealed to Saudi Arabia to use its influence among Arabs to help ease tensions in the Middle East and Europe.