Reports: Iranian police clash with anti-government demonstrators

Published December 7th, 2009 - 09:40 GMT

Iranian police clashed with supporters of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi on Monday and fired tear gas to disperse the anti-government rally, a witness told Reuters. "Police fired tear gas on demonstrators in Vali-ye Asr Square ... they are clashing with protesters," said a witness.

 

Earlier it was reported by the AP that thousands of riot police and Revolutionary Guard members armed with tear gas, batons and firearms were deployed outside Tehran University to prevent student demonstrations. Witnesses said police were conducting ID checks on anyone entering the campus to prevent opposition activists from joining the students.

 

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