Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 10: Demonstrations at Haft Teer

There were two demonstrations scheduled for today, local times:
- 4 pm: Haft Tir
- 5 pm: Ferdowsi

People started to gather at Haft Teer at 4 pm. Eyewitnesses were reporting more than a thousand showed up, clogging the sidewalks around the square. Heavily armed police and plainclothed Basij Force members were practically occupying the square, not allowing the demonstrators to begin their march. Instead people were circling the square, shoved by Basij. Police used tear gas to disperse the biggest concentration of demonstrators. Shots were also heard at the square.

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