ArmInfo. A group of representatives of the Shiite extremist organization called The Mahdi Servants Union, broke into the building of the Azerbaijani embassy in London.
Footage on social media showed men waving flags from the balcony of the country's base in Kensington, Metro.co.uk: News reports.
Slogans in Arabic have been daubed on the wall and the Azerbaijani flag was taken down. According to the source, eight men have been arrested after a gang of protesters stormed the Azerbaijani embassy in London.
It's unclear what sparked the protest but it was led by a group called The Mahdi Servants Union.
It is a Shia Muslim organisation based in London which says it wants to establish 'civilisational dominance' on its website.
Its leader Yasser Al-Habib is a controversial cleric whose film The Lady Of Heaven had to be pulled from UK cinemas earlier this year after protests from some Sunni Muslims offended by its interpretation of Islamic history. Members linked to the group have cited 'persecution' by the Azerbaijani government of some Shia Muslims in the country. In a statement, the group said it had been directed by their leader 'to take urgent action' against Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev.
In connection with the incident, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry also issued a statement: "On August 4, 2022, the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was attacked by a radical religious group. Having burst into the embassy building, the radicals raised religious flags on the porch of the building and chanted religious slogans>, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry noted, adding that after the intervention of law enforcement officers, the members of the group were taken out of the building and detained. Embassy staff were not injured. The incident is being investigated by local law enforcement. Additional information on the results of the investigation will be provided," the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan said.