Protest demonstrations spread to Tehran

Protest demonstrations spread to Tehran
# 30 December 2017 12:25 (UTC +04:00)

Anti-government demonstrations that began in Iran on Thursday are underway.

The demonstration began at Enghelab Square in Tehran on Dec.30, APA reported citing the

The demonstration then covered the University of Tehran. Security forces arrived at the scene.

A spokesman for the National Security Commission Naghavi commented on "recent gatherings in some cities". “We have economic problems and we should fix it, though not let place for enemy to use it”.

Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli said there are reports of calls for protests in cyberspace, any rally without permission is banned and illegal. Based on reports, protesters decide to gather in Veliasr Sq. downtown Tehran, Iran.

Large numbers reportedly turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshah, in the west, with smaller protests in Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere.

The protests began against rising prices but have spiralled into a general outcry against clerical rule and government policies.

A small number of people have been arrested in Tehran, the capital.

They were among a group of 50 people who gathered in a city square, Tehran's deputy governor-general for security affairs told the Iranian Labour News Agency.