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Iranian riot police have clashed with hundreds of pro-reform protesters in central Tehran and detained dozens, a witness said, in the latest unrest over June's disputed election.
One of the earlier protests against the election result in Iran was held on June 15
The witness said demonstrators were chanting slogans against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the government, including: "Ahmadinejad -- resign, resign" and "Death to dictators".
The Reuters news agency quoted the witness as saying the police beat protesters who had gathered in Tehran's Haft-e Tir square in defiance of
"Riot police are taking dozens of protesters into their cars and they are taking them away," the witness said.
"There are hundreds of riot police and plainclothes (security forces), beating people who gathered to support (opposition leader Mirhossein) Mousavi."
Defeated reformist presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi raises his arms at a demonstration in Tehran, Iran, on June 15.
Tweets posted on Twitter, which cannot be verified, suggested that around 10,000 people were involved in the demonstrations in four main areas of central Tehran: "Vali Asr; 7 Tir; Coledge Sq; Baharestan".
One tweet said: "A young lad with a phone nr Cinema was grabbed by security. Crowd freed him while fighting off teargas attacks.
"As the crowd gathered near the cinema, guards showed force by beating an elderly person, crowd came to rescue."
Iranian riot police are reported to have arrested a number of pro-reform protesters in Tehran after demonstrations turned violent.
Police clashed with hundreds of people marching despite a ban on public gatherings since the disputed election in June, Reuters news agency said.