Iran: Over 200 students arrested during anti-government rallies

Published December 8th, 2009 - 02:14 GMT

Tehran's police chief said on Tuesday 204 protesters were arrested in widespread anti-government rallies by university students. According to IRNA, Gen. Azizullah Rajabzadeh said the protesters, including 39 women, were detained in the capital during Monday's marches "for violating public order."


According to him, they will be handed over to the judiciary after police investigation.


On Tuesday, riot police were out in heavy numbers at intersections on major thoroughfares around Tehran. At Tehran University, a group of Basij militiamen attacked a small demonstration of students. The militiamen pelted them with stones and fired tear gas to disperse them and dragged at least one student away, said witnesses.

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