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IRAN: Protests through the eyes of the police

June 20, 2009 |  8:17 am

An article on the Press TV website takes a look at the unrest in Iran from the perspective of the police. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan says 400 police personnel have been wounded in the post-election violence:

"Families of those killed or injured in the events since June 12 have filed 2,000 complaints so far," Fars quoted acting Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan as saying Saturday.

He added that people have made 10,000 complaints that their daily lives have been disrupted, and said, "They have called on the police to deal with rallies firmly."

The police official said that people staged protests because they were called to take part in illegal rallies.

"The recent rallies destroyed 700 buildings, burst 300 banks into flame, damaged 300 cars and 300 public properties," Radan said.

Meanwhile, head of Tehran Emergency Center Reza Dehqanpour said that more than 50 reserved ambulances were used to help the injured.

Opposition rallies have been held on a daily basis in Iran since the announcement of presidential election results June 13, which showed that incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reelected with almost two-thirds of the votes.

Presidential contenders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have rejected the result as fraudulent, demanding an annulment of the election.

Read the rest of the report, "400 police personnel injured in Iran unrest."

About Press TV from its website:

Press TV takes revolutionary steps as the first Iranian international news network, broadcasting in English on a round-the-clock basis.

Our global Tehran-based headquarters is staffed with outstanding Iranian and foreign media professionals.

Press TV is extensively networked with bureaus located in the world's most strategic cities.

-- Patrice Roe in Los Angeles

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