Even authorised gatherings are suppressed
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Barring Mirhossein Mousavi, Iran's remaining opposition leaders met in Tehran on Sunday. But although the gathering was authorised, it ended in a violent attack by the police. One of our Observers was there. Read more and see the videos...
Medhi Karoubi during the gathering.
Barring Mirhossein Mousavi, Iran's remaining opposition leaders met in Tehran on Sunday. But although the gathering was authorised, it ended in a violent attack by the police. One of our Observers was there.
Reformists Medhi Karoubi, Hadi Gharafi and the daughter of former president Ali Rafsandjani met on Sunday to honour Ayatollah Beheshti, the former head of the Iranian Republic's judicial arm, who was killed in an attack in 1981, just after president Abolhassan Banisadr was ousted.
“People fought back and it ended in arrests”
Shahrzad, 26, is a photographer from Tehran. She sent us these videos.
Although the meeting was allowed, the police arrived and asked us to leave. To avoid any trouble, one of Beheshti's sons spoke through a megaphone telling people that we had to go. But as we were getting ready to leave, the police attacked, throwing teargas and hitting anyone and everyone. People fought back, and it ended in arrests. There was a rumour going round on Facebook and Twitter that Mousavi was arrested too, but it turned out not to be true.
Today [Monday 29] I'm going to a join in forming a human chain between Vali Asr Cr square and Tajrish square. We did it before the election and we'll do it again. We're not scared. I'm not a Mousavi supporter, I'm simply fighting for my vote."
Protestors chant “Where are you Beheshti? Mousavi is alone”
Videos by Azar.