TEHRAN VIDEO: Hospital protest places death toll at 8

McClatchy NewspapersJune 16, 2009 

A video was posted on Youtube showing hundreds of white coat-clad doctors and nurses marching Tuesday morning around Rasoul Akram Hospital protesting the killing of eight opposition supporters and the wounding of 28 others by Basij gunmen at Azadi Square on Monday.

The medical personnel were heard chanting "Allahu Akbar" and holding up two fingers as they marched, blocking traffic.

A nurse, her face partially hidden by a surgical mask, was heard shouting, "Eight people died in this hospital last night," according to a translation posted with the video.

She held up a piece of cardboard on which was written in Farsi, "Twenty eight wounded . . . eight died."

That's one more dead than Iran state-radio announced Tuesday.

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