Sunday, February 13, 2005

Demo turns violent in Mahabad

Several demonstrators and members of the security forces have been injured during clashes that happened, today, in the Northwestern City of Mahabad located in Kordestan province.

Demonstrators were protesting against the lack of basic conditions and had gathered in front of the Governor's Office when they were attacked by the special forces.

Public materials and official religious and political ornements were damaged or set on fire by the angry crowd.

The situation has been reported as tense.