Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 16 – At least seven people were killed in Tehran during a massive anti-government rally on Monday, state television reported on Tuesday.
Tehran, Iran, Jun. 16 – At least seven people were killed in Tehran during a massive anti-government rally on Monday, state television reported on Tuesday.
"Seven people killed near illegal Tehran rally", said a headline by the state-run English-language television channel Press TV. It based its report on an earlier announcement in Iranian state radio.
It did not identify those who had been killed.
The report said several people were wounded when "hooligans" attacked a compound believed to have belonged to the para-military Bassij force.
The opposition group People’s Mujahedin says that at least 10 people have been killed by security forces in Iran since the election which it denounced as a “sham”.
It said one student, one woman and one man were killed by security forces during clashes earlier this week in the southern city of Shiraz.
Up to a million people took part in anti-government rallies in Tehran and other major cities on Monday, protesting the re-appointment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following a presidential election contest which they believe was rigged.
Venting their anger at the clerical establishment, many young protestors in Tehran chanted “death to the dictator” and some held up banners calling for ‘democracy’. Iran does not allow UN-supervised elections.