Iranian Cops Fatally Shoot 4 As Protests Continue
An Iranian protester aims a stone at security forces in Tehran (right), and police opened fire on demonstrators, as thousands chanted “Death to the dictator,” in spite of warnings of a harsh crackdown.
Security forces tried but failed to disperse protesters on a central Tehran street with tear gas, charges by baton-wielding officers and warning shots fired into the air. They then opened fire directly at protesters, killing at least three people, said witnesses and the pro-reform Web site Rah-e-Sabz.
An Iranian opposition website said at least four protesters also were killed in the northwestern city of Tabriz on Sunday during clashes between opposition supporters and security forces.
Anti-government protests have continued since last week when 87-year-old Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, a critic of Iran’s leaders, passed away.Click here for reuse options!
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