Conflict & Justice

Protests, Clashes Continue in Iran

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Iranian state television says new clashes have erupted between government supporters and opponents Wednesday. Violence broke out between rival groups of demonstrators during the funeral of a student killed in anti-government protests on Monday, with both sides claiming the student as their supporter. BBC's Tehran correspondent, James Reynolds, reports from London. Reynolds explains the latest and how to get information report from Iran, where foreign press is banned. State television has called the student, 26-year-old Saneh Jaleh a government supporter and a member of the Basij, a voluntary paramilitary force associated with the establishment. The government says that he was shot dead during Monday's protests by opposition demonstrators. But opposition supporters say that he was actually a protestor and was killed by the authorities.

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