IRAN: Crowd of thousands overwhelms security forces
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Police and plainclothes Basij militiamen attempted to quell the riots violently, but the sheer size of the crowds was too much for security forces to control.
Protesters have been making use of the metro system, which runs next to Behesht Zahra. Here, protesters riding the metro chant “Death to Russia” and “Death to China” to the tune used to support the Esteghlal soccer club in Tehran.
-- Jahd Khalil in Beirut
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