Tehran, Iran, Aug. 15 – Police fought off
angry demonstrators on Monday with teargas outside a government ministry in Tehran.
Dozens of protestors had lined up outside the Ministry of Cooperatives to
demand their dividends that had not been paid by the bankrupt Rahyan Bang Saba Cooperative.
Demonstrators, who included many women, got more agitated and chanted slogans
against the government. Police fired teargas to disperse the crowd. The
police action was met with resentment by protestors who carried on with their
demonstration. Several demonstrators fainted after the paramilitary policemen
charged at them with truncheons