Six People Said Killed, 300 Arrests At Sufi Protest In Iran

Five security officers have been killed and 300 people arrested amid clashes between law enforcement authorities and Sufi Muslim protesters in Tehran, police say.

Members of the Gonabadi Sufi order, who are known as dervishes, said that at least one of their number was killed by security forces after clashes broke out during their protest in northern Tehran on February 19.

The Gonabadis were protesting outside a police station against the arrest of at least one member of the religious community, according to accounts relayed to RFE/RL or posted on social media.