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Heavy clashes continue in West of Tehran

Source: Radio Zamaneh

According to Jaras website, "heavy clashes" between protesters and government forces continue in Aryashar area of Tehran while scattered shots can be heard in the area. A rally call has invited protesters to join protesting demonstrations this evening on Thursday in different locations in the city such as across from Evin Prison and also in front of the National Broadcasting offices of Seda-va-Sima.

A scene from today's protests in Tehran:


Kalameh website reports that opposition leader, MirHosein Mousavi was impeded from joining protesters and his wife, Zahra Rahnavard was heavily attacked by pro-government forces. Kalameh reports that "Forces in plain clothes attacked Dr. Rahnavard with fists and batons, hitting her on the head and waist." The report adds that a spontaneous circle of supporters helped her escape the attackers.

Security forces also impeded MirHosein Mousavi from joining portesters

Protesters attacked with tear gas in Tehran

This morning, Mehdi Karroubi, another opposition leader was attacked by security forces while he was trying to join the demonstrations. His son, Hossein Karroubi informed Radio Zamaneh that his father's convoy was attacked with tear gas bombs. He also added that the protesters' presence on the streets was widespread and remarkable.

Jaras writes that "while altercations continue in various centres of Tehran, on-line social networking users have urged people to gather at the main squares of the city at 4 p.m."

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