TIMELINE-Clashes and protests in Iran

Oct 3 (Reuters) - Here is a look at protests in Iran as

clashes break out in Tehran over the collapse of the rial

currency:

June 2009 - Hundreds of thousands of people protesting

against the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad clash with police. The opposition says more than 70

people are killed. Officials say the death toll was half that.

Thousands, including senior reformers, are detained and several

are executed.

December 2009 - Influential dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah

Hossein Ali Montazeri dies, prompting renewed demonstrations.

Several people are killed in Tehran and other cities when

thousands take to streets. State television put the death toll

at eight.

July 2010 - A strike by merchants in Tehran's influential

Grand Bazaar forces the government to suspend plans to raise

business taxes.

February 2011 - Two people are killed and dozens arrested as

thousands of opposition activists take part in a banned rally in

support of popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

March 2011 - Security forces fire teargas and clash with

thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrating in Tehran

and other cities against the treatment of opposition leaders,

pro-reform websites report.

May 2011 - Iranian police expel a group of soccer fans who

were chanting anti-Saudi slogans during an Asian Champions

League match, Press TV reports. Tensions have mounted between

the two since Saudi Arabia sent troops to help Bahrain quell

protests inspired by the Arab revolts.

June 2011 - Iranian opposition website Sahamnews says

security forces attack pro-reform demonstrators gathering in

Tehran to mark the anniversary of the disputed 2009 election.

November 2011 - Iranians storm the British embassy in

Tehran, smashing windows and burning the British flag in a

protest against sanctions imposed by Britain on Iran. Britain

closes the embassy and all diplomatic staff leave the country.

October 2012 - Police fire tear gas at protesters angered by

the plunge in the value of the Iranian rial.

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