As demonstrators gathered in the city of Isfahan Wednesday to remember Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri, Iranian police reportedly tried to disperse the crowds, using tear and pepper gases and batons, according to activists. The opposition claims security surrounded the ayatollah's home where the memorial was held. "They took people in the shops and beat them up," one eyewitness said, while another added that police did not discriminate by age or gender. Though authorities have yet to confirm the Isfahan conflict, Iran's police chief warned Wednesday that the "movement end their activities... Otherwise, those who violate the order will be fiercely confronted, based on the law."
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