Iranian students mark US embassy seizure with flag burnings
Thousands of Iranian students chanted anti-American slogans in front of the former US embassy Monday, vowing to keep up their resistance to what they called "United States colonialism."
Young demonstrators, mainly schoolchildren, burned US flags outside the abandoned diplomatic compound in downtown Tehran, which radical students stormed November 4, 1979, taking 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, reported dpa.
Tehran and Washington have had no diplomatic relations since then.
The state-organized demonstration was held one day ahead of the US presidential election, which pits Republican John McCain against Democrat Barack Obama, who Iran's people, including its officials, in general prefer to win because they believe McCain would follow President George W Bush's tough policies toward the Islamic republic.