Deadly Protests Break Out in Iran

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dec. 27: Iranian protesters beat police officers during an anti-government protest in Tehran.

TEHRAN, Iran —
Iranian security forces fired on anti-government protesters in the capital Sunday, killing at least four people in the fiercest clashes in months, opposition Web sites and witnesses said.

Amateur video footage purportedly from the center of Tehran showed an enraged crowd carrying away one of the casualties, chanting, "I'll kill, I'll kill the one who killed my brother." In several locations in the center of the capital, demonstrators fought back furiously against security forces, hurling stones at them and setting their motorcycles, cars and vans ablaze, according to video footage and opposition Web sites.

Demonstrations also took place in at least three other cities.

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