15 Feb '11, 12am

Regional unrest spreads: Iran riot police clashed with anti-government protesters, with one person reported dead

Regional unrest spreads: Iran riot police clashed with anti-government protesters, with one person reported dead

A garbage container is set on fire as Iranian protesters stage an anti-government demonstration under the pretext of rallies supporting Arab uprisings in Teheran. -- PHOTO: AFP TEHERAN - IRANIAN riot police fired tear gas and paintballs at protesters holding anti-government demonstrations in Teheran on Monday, websites and witnesses said, while an Iranian news agency reported that a gunshot killed a bystander. The report by the Fars news agency said a number of people were also wounded by the gunfire and blamed the outlawed former rebel group, the People's Mujahedeen. 'The illegal gathering of seditionists, Monafeghin (hypocrites), monarchists and thugs in some streets caused the riots, but the presence of the people forced the elements of sedition and Monafeghin to leave,' the news agency said, using the regime's standard term of abuse for the People's Mujahedeen. Police ...

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