Iranian capital celebrates US Embassy takeover anniversary

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Thousands of Iranians, with students among them, celebrated the 36th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover in Tehran on Wednesday. Demonstrators burned US and Israeli flags, as well as flying banners opposing US and Israeli “crimes” in the Middle East. The demonstration took place on the sidelines of ongoing rallies held to mark the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance. The Iran hostage crisis started after hundreds of Iranian students, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the US Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. A total of 42 US diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days inside the embassy premises.