BREAKING NEWS: Iranian protesters broke into the Saudi embassy in Tehran after launching several Molotov cocktails into the building. The rally in front of the embassy follows Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.
— Hamid Reza (@hamid3663) January 2, 2016
Iran’s security forces had cordoned off the area around the embassy earlier.
Protesters gathered in several cities across Iran angered by the Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh al-Nimr, who was put to death along with 46 other prisoners.