Montazeri supporters, Iranian forces clash in Zanjan

Iranian security forces and supporters of late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri clashed in the northwestern city of Zanjan, a reformist website said.

Montazeri supporters, Iranian forces clash in Zanjan


Iranian security forces and supporters of late Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri clashed in the northwestern city of Zanjan on Thursday, a reformist website said.

On Wednesday, an Iranian official denied reports by opposition websites of similar clashes in the central city of Isfahan, saying foreign media "staged a psychological war" against the clerical establishment by publishing such reports.

The Jaras website said some people were injured and many arrests were made when security forces intervened to enforce a ban on memorial services for the leading dissident cleric, who died last Saturday.

The Jaras website said some people were injured and arrests were made when the security forces intervened to enforce a ban on memorial services for the leading dissident cleric, who died on Saturday night.

"A memorial service ... scheduled to be held in Jameh mosque of the city of Zanjan was cancelled as a result of a ban enforced by the security forces," Jaras said.

There was no immediate comment from the authorities.



Reuters

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