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Members of the Unity Consolidation Office (UCO) who are pro-President Mohammed
Khatami, sit in front of the Majlis (Parliament) of Iran Sunday, July 16,
2000, protesting the acquital of Brig. Gen. Nazari and others in the July
1999 attack on university students. Former head of Tehran police Brig.
General Farhad Nazari, along with 17 other subordinates had been accused
of ordering a brutal crackdown on university students on July 8, 1999.
The unrest began when extremists from the hard line Islamic vigilante group,
with some help from the police, attacked pro-democracy Tehran students
in their university dormitory in which one student was killed and many
were wounded. Banner reads, 'Protest of the Unity Consolation Office for
the events in July 1999.
Hasan Sarbakhshian / AP Photo
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