Police Beat Fans at Tehran Stadium Chanting 'Death to Dictator'

Iranian security forces have beaten football fans chanting anti-government slogans at Tehran’s main sports stadium, in the first such confrontation since nationwide protests began last December.

Friday’s incident happened at Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital as fans gathered in the stands several hours before home team, Esteghlal, was due to kick off against visiting team Tractor Sazi of the northwestern city of Tabriz. 

In a video clip verified by VOA Persian and received from a fan who was at the stadium, red-shirted fans of Tractor Sazi repeatedly chanted “Death to the...

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By: VOA - 5 days ago

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