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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Iranian Protesters Attack Seminary

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7Dnews London - AP

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 18:48 GMT

Police have stopped protesters in Iran who had attacked a seminary in the northern province of Alborz.

According to a statement released by Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency, the officers were able to stop the protesters before any significant damage was caused.

About 500 people attacked the seminary on Friday night, breaking windows with stones and bricks, according to the head of the seminary Ali Hendiani. 

Hendiani said no students were present at the seminary when the attack took place and that no one was injured. Several protesters were arrested. 

While the cause of the protest is unclear, there have been several demonstrations in Iranian cities recently over economic concerns. Several public buildings have been damaged in some of the protests.

According to AP, the Iranian rial has dropped to a record low amid growing concerns over renewed American sanctions, which are due to kick in on Monday. 


Middle East