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Lesson of the Day – BBC News – ‘Gunfire heard’ as Iran police clash with protesters

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on December 7, 2009

‘Gunfire heard’ as Iran police clash with protesters

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Video appears to show students protesting inside a Tehran university

Iranian security forces have clashed violently with opposition supporters in central Tehran, witnesses say.

Police used batons and tear gas, according to the witnesses. There were also unconfirmed reports of security forces using live rounds.

State media confirmed there had been clashes, though a foreign media ban means details are hard to verify.

The violence came on the day that Iran holds an annual commemoration for the killing of three students in 1953.

“The annual Students Day event on Monday commemorates the death of students during an anti-American protest in 1953.”

Time and time again we find ourselves learning this lesson: “The virulence we let loose on others turns against a confident caretaker.”

Posted via web from CNS

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