The commander of NAJA, Iran’s national police, has confirmed the reports that a person was killed in Tehran during clashes between security forces and protesters on Monday. NAJA Commander Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan also said dozens of people, including nine members of the security forces, were wounded in Monday's protests. Gen. Radan says one of the injured is in critical condition.
On Monday, thousands of protesters clashed with police in Tehran during an opposition rally in support of the Egyptian uprising. The protests turned against the Iranian government almost from the start.
UPDATE: Iran’s opposition group Mujahedeen Khalq (MEK) on Tuesday denied a claim made by Iran’s police chief Gen. Radan that its members fired on an opposition rally in Tehran, calling it a lie. Gen. Radan had said earlier that MEK opened fire at police and protesters, killing one person and injuring dozens.