16 Feb '11, 10am

Tehran: Clashes at funeral of #Iran protest victim

Tehran: Clashes at funeral of #Iran protest victim

TEHRAN : Clashes erupted between regime backers and "apparent" supporters of Iran's opposition at a funeral in Tehran on Wednesday of a student killed in anti-government protests, state television reported. "Students and people participating in the funeral of martyr Sane'e Zhale in Tehran Fine Arts University are clashing, with a few apparently from the sedition movement," the television website said. It said that regime backers by "chanting slogans of 'Death to Monafeghin' (rebels) forced them (opposition supporters) out of the scene." The clashes erupted when pro-regime backers, including members of parliament and Revolutionary Guards, held a demonstration during the funeral of Zhale, chanting "Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to Britain! Death to Monafeghin! Death to Mousavi and Karroubi!", state media reported. Zhale, a Sunni Kurd, was slain during Monday's ant...

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