Tehran Police Hail Peaceful Protest Anniversary
9 July 2004 -- Police in Tehran say they are pleased that a key anniversary of student unrest has passed quietly.
General Morteza Talaie, the commander of the Iranian capital's police force, said that 8 July was what he called a "totally normal" day, despite what he said had been an extensive campaign in the "counterrevolutionary media" highlighting the anniversary.
On 8 July 1999, pro-democracy students clashed with police in cities across Iran after a police crackdown at an earlier student protest. One student died and hundreds of other people were injured in the violence.