Reuters: Iran website says police refuse orders to shoot

Dec 27, 20090 comments

TEHRAN, Dec 27 (Reuters) – An Iranian opposition website said police forces refused orders to shoot at pro-reform protesters during clashes on Sunday in central Tehran, where it reported earlier four demonstraters had been killed. “Police forces are refusing their commanders’ orders to shoot at demonstrators in central Tehran … some of them try to shoot into air when pressured by their commanders,” the Jaras website said. (Reporting by Reuters Tehran bureau)