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Iranian Police Arrest Five At May Day Protest

Iranian police arrested five labor union activists taking part in May Day demonstrations on May 1 in the majority Kurdish city of Sanandaj in the northwest of the country.

Labor unions have called for demonstrations in Tehran, Sanandaj, Kermanshah and several other cities in Iran to protest lack of goverment action to address economic problems.

Radio Farda reports that Intelligence Ministry officials have threatened labor union activists and demanded they cancel the planned demonstrations.