Clashes reported in central Tehran
Iranian police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition protesters who had gathered in central Tehran, an anti-government website reported on Thursday. "Supporters of opposition leader (Mirhossein) Mousavi clashed with police in Haft-e-Tir Square and police fired two rounds of teargas to disperse the protesters," the Jaras website said.
Meanwhile, for a second straight day, government supporters staged a rally. Several hundred turned out for Thursday's demonstration in southern Tehran outside the offices of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's state radio reported. In addition, the regime intensified its threats against the opposition. State prosecutor Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehei said the opposition leaders could be accused of supporting people who defy God by protesting against the government last Sunday. According to him, the leaders may face charges of "supporting apostates," or those who go against God.
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