Five Iranian officers killed, hundreds of protesters held in recent clashes

Tue, 20.02.2018 18:44

At least five police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, while hundreds of protesters were arrested and several injured, according to the Iranian Irna news agency.

The clashes were between security forces and dervishes of the Gonabadi denomination who had gathered in front of a police station, demanding the release of some members of their Sufi religious order, according to video footage posted on social media.

Some local news agencies reported the death of a number of police forces during the clashes.

A video of was posted showing a bus trampling a number of policemen involved in suppressing the protesting Sufis..

According to security sources, the bus driver was arrested, and investigations are underway to find out his identity.

Source: Al Arabiya

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