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Police in Iran try to break up new protests

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Activists looking to restart street protests
in Iran are being confronted by police using tear gas and batons.
Witnesses say police charged at a crowd of hundreds who were
chanting "death to the dictator" today in Tehran. The protesters
fled, then regrouped at another corner and resumed chanting, a
process repeated several times.
The witnesses say the number of protesters grew to about 700 and
marched toward the gates of Tehran University. A line of policemen
blocked their path, but did nothing to disperse them.
Soon after the confrontations began, mobile phone service was
cut off in the capital.
For days, supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi
(meer hoh-SAYN' moo-SAH'-vee) have been trying to revive the large
post-election protests that were crushed by security forces.
Iranian authorities are promising to stop any new marches.


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