Erasing slogans of the wall of the British embassy by ambassador

Most famous of all the historical events associated with the embassy is the great ‘bast’ (meaning sanctuary) of July/August 1906 when, during the constitutional struggle, some 12-16,000 Tehranis took sanctuary in the compound and by thus paralysing the life of the city, forced Muzaffar-ud-din Shah to issue his celebrated Farman of 5 August 1906 granting the people a constitution and National Assembly.