10 Reported Killed in Streets of Tehran
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Protesters defied the supreme leader’s threat of a crackdown and marched Saturday in the streets of Tehran, where they were reportedly met with tear gas and gunfire. Foreign media were unable to verify state television reports that 10 people were killed in Saturday’s confrontation between police and “terrorists.”
The state TV report said 10 people had been killed in clashes between police and “terrorist groups” in Tehran, and added “rioters” had set two gas stations on fire and attacked a military post.
Earlier it said an unspecified number of people had died when “rioters” set a mosque on fire. But later reports said there had been no deaths at the mosque. A correction was also issued reducing the overall death toll to 10 from 13.
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