0 Protests in Iran

Hundreds of Iranians on Monday tried to march towards the central square in Tehran in support of the Protestants in Egypt, but met resistance to the police. In the clashes the police used tear gas and rubber bullets. Iranian authorities have banned opposition demonstrations, but the leaders of the opposition circles refused to obey the ban. During that Mir-Hossein Mosavi and Mehdi Karroubi were under house arrest, but the meetings were held without their participation.

According to unofficial data, the number of demonstrators reached 200.000 people. The demonstrators chanted: "Death to the dictator!" Was blocking access to Internet sites, are also trying to turn off broadcasting of satellite television channels. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is. In 2009, the second time he won the election. However, many claim to electoral fraud.

Unidentified man climbed to the high construction crane and began to invite people to join the protests. He threatened to commit suicide, if someone from the authorities approached him. However, he was later arrested by police.

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