450 people arrested over three days in Tehran
TEHRAN: Some 450 people have been arrested in the Iranian capital over the past three days during unrest linked to protests, an official told local media on Tuesday.
“200 people were arrested on Saturday, 150 on Sunday and around 100 on Monday,” Ali-Asghar Naserbakht, a deputy in the Tehran city governor’s office, told the reformist-linked ILNA news agency.
Protests have been relatively small in country compared with many parts of the country since the unrest began last Thursday.
“We feel the situation in country is more calm than previous days. Already yesterday, it was calmer than before,” said Naserbakht.
He added that no request had yet been put to the Revolutionary Guards to intervene in the capital.
“We will not permit insecurity to continue in any way in country. If it continues, officials will take decisions to finish it,” said Esmail Kowsari, a deputy commander for a local branch of the Revolutionary Guards, on state television.
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