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Ashura Day Protests In Tehran


An opposition protester holds stones as he faces security forces. (AFP)
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An opposition protester holds stones as he faces security forces. (AFP)

Iranian security forces and protesters square off. (photo by Sara)
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Iranian security forces and protesters square off. (photo by Sara)

Riot police charge toward opposition supporters in Tehran (photo by Sara)
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Riot police charge toward opposition supporters in Tehran (photo by Sara)

Some of the thousands who reportedly came out to protest in Tehran scatter as a tear-gas canister lands. (AFP)
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Some of the thousands who reportedly came out to protest in Tehran scatter as a tear-gas canister lands. (AFP)

Opposition supporters fend off tear gas. (photo by Sara)
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Opposition supporters fend off tear gas. (photo by Sara)

Clouds of smoke and tear gas billowed around the capital, Tehran (photo by Dara)
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Clouds of smoke and tear gas billowed around the capital, Tehran (photo by Dara)

Protesters hold a boot, baton, and bulletproof vest apparently taken from a Tehrani police officer. (AFP)
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Protesters hold a boot, baton, and bulletproof vest apparently taken from a Tehrani police officer. (AFP)

Police fire tear gas toward protesters in the capital. (kosoof.com)
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Police fire tear gas toward protesters in the capital. (kosoof.com)

Iranian protesters try to staunch the bleeding from a man reportedly shot. (AFP)
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Iranian protesters try to staunch the bleeding from a man reportedly shot. (AFP)

An injured police officer is helped away from the scene. (AFP)
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An injured police officer is helped away from the scene. (AFP)

Opposition websites urged Iranians to keep up the protests overnight. (photo by Dara)
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Opposition websites urged Iranians to keep up the protests overnight. (photo by Dara)

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