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Iran protests break out again

Issue No. 2181

Protests against June’s disputed Iranian election results broke out again this week.

Police and pro-government militias attacked students and broke up the protests on Monday with teargas and rubber bullets as political unrest continues.

The protests took place during the official commemorations of three students killed in anti-US protests in 1953.

Iran was rocked earlier this year when tens of thousands took to the streets accusing president Mahmood Amadinejad of winning

re-election through rigging votes.

These were the biggest protests since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, which overthrew the dictator, the Shah.

Repression curtailed the movement, but this latest round of protests, in the capital Tehran and beyond, show that the movement for change has not gone away.

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Tue 8 Dec 2009, 18:40 GMT
Issue No. 2181
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