Clashes reported at Iranian rally

Police have clashed with opposition supporters during a rally in the Iranian capital, Tehran, reports say.Police used tear gas as demonstrators chanted "death to dictators", the reports quoted witnesses as saying. Unconfirmed reports circulating in Tehran said police had also fired on opposition supporters.

Reformist leaders had urged their supporters to attend peaceful rallies to mark 30 years since the seizure of the US embassy in Iran.

Thousands of Iranians were said to have turned out at the former US embassy in an anti-American protest for the anniversary.But groups of opposition supporters attempted to launch their own protests, witnesses said. Police were reported to have made several arrests, and to have used batons to disperse protesters.

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