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Sixteen arrested for celebrating in streets

Posted on: 22nd June, 2013
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  • Editor: Laleh Gillani
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Boshehr Province People took to the streets to celebrate Iran's victory in soccer match.

HRANA News Agency – The Police Chief in Boshehr Province has announced that 16 individuals have been arrested after people took to the streets last Tuesday to celebrate Iran’s victory against South Korea during the qualifying match  for 2014 World Cup.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Lieutenant Haydar Abbas-Zadeh made the announcement in an interview with Persian Gulf News Agency.  “They were drinking alcohol,” Abbas-Zadeh said.  “They also threw stones at the police, set trash on fire, broke street lights and destroyed public property.”