Iranian police crack down on students as supreme leader backs forces

After clashes between Iranian security forces and students from a prominent university in Tehran, the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Monday defended police for their crackdown on protests that swept the country and accused the United States and Israel of inciting the unrest.

Classes at Sharif University in Tehran went online on Monday after police on motorcycles fired tear gas and shotguns loaded with riot pellets at more than 200 students on Sunday evening, according to witnesses and sources. Iranian news agencies. The students were chanting slogans criticizing Iranian religious authorities, videos posted on social media show.


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