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Anti-government protest rocks Tehran on May Day

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ImageIran Focus: Tehran, May 01 – Thousands of Tehran residents Saturday afternoon chanted anti-government slogans as they marched towards the Labour Ministry on international Workers’ Day. Iran Focus

ImageTehran, May 01 – Thousands of Tehran residents Saturday afternoon chanted anti-government slogans as they marched towards the Labour Ministry on international Workers’ Day.

At least 4,000 people marched down Azadi Street in central Tehran toward the ministry, according to an Iran Focus correspondent at the scene.

There was a heavy police presence in the area. Some 600 anti-riot forces and policemen from the 2nd, 5th and 8th police precincts were guarding the ministry and its vicinity. Police helicopters hovered overhead.

Security forces have arrested at least 30 protestors. Four men and four women were seen being taken into the Labour Ministry by security forces.

In nearby Baharestan Square, protestors chanted “Death to the Dictator” and “Death to Khamenei” referring to Iran’s Supreme Leader.

Elsewhere, in the north-western city of Tabriz, hundreds of people rallied outside the local Labour Ministry building chanting anti-government slogans. At least 20 protestors were arrested.

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