Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigerian air force mistakenly bombs refugee camp killing at least 50 people

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Brexit Means Hard Brexit

Read more

THE DEBATE

Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisationt (part 2)

Read more

ENCORE!

Art on the wire and online: Jean-Hubert Martin on curating in cyberspace

Read more

FOCUS

Inside China's answer to Silicon Valley

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Behind the scenes at China's Harbin snow festival

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Donald Trump is a great friend of Israel'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2017: World Economic Forum wary of post-Brexit future

Read more

Asia-pacific

Clashes break out as protesters mark Students Day, say witnesses

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-07

On the anniversary of the 1953 killing of three students by the former shah’s forces, clashes broke out between police and demonstrators in Tehran on Monday, according to witnesses. Foreign media have been banned from covering the event.

AFP - Police fired tear gas at Iranian protesters during clashes in the streets of central Tehran on Monday as the nation marked the annual Students Day, witnesses said.
   
AFP could not independently confirm the incident as foreign media have been banned from covering Monday's event.
   
"Police fired tear gas at groups of protesters chanting slogans against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Vali Asr intersection and Enghelab Street," a witness told AFP.
   
The protesters were chanting "Death to the Dictator" and "Do not be scared. We are all together," the witness said, adding that some protesters also beat up a policeman.

Date created : 2009-12-07

  • IRAN

    Internet connection down ahead of opposition protests

    Read more

  • IRAN

    Five election protesters sentenced to death, report says

    Read more

COMMENT(S)