Iran: Police break up fresh protests in Tehran
[ADN Kronos] Iranian police attacked hundreds of protesters with teargas on Monday who were gathering at a main square in the capital Tehran, despite a warning from Iran's powerful military force or Revolutionary Guard against holding rallies.
The protesters - mainly supporters of pro-reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi - gathered at Tehran's Haft-e Tir Square but were quickly dispersed by anti-riot police who also fired weapons into the air.
The protesters were also confronted by the volunteer and pro-government Basij militia, which take orders from the Revolutionary Guard.
"We warn the main elements behind the riots and their deceived supporters to ... halt their acts of sabotage and end their riots or be prepared for a decisive and revolutionary confrontation with the Guards, Basij and other security and disciplinary forces," said the Guards in a Monday statement quoted by English-language network PressTV.
Posted by: Fred 2009-06-24