9 July 2009

The Anniversary of 18th Tir Massacre

July 9, 2009, was the anniversary of 18th Tir massacre and it had been predicted to be a day of massive protests in Tehran. Indeed, protests broke out, with about 700 people chanting "Death to dictator!" in front of Tehran University. Another protest, by about 200 people took place in Vali-e-Asr Street. Both protests were dispersed by the police using batons and tear gas; however, protesters managed to regroup in other places.

Security operations against protestors were difficult, as vast areas of Iranian territory were covered with a dust storm, including Tehran, where many offices and schools had to be closed.


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