Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, reported that the police had arrested the daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the central figures among traditional conservatives, for taking part in a banned opposition rally and shouting anti-government slogans, according to The Associated Press and Reuters. She was later released, The AP reported.

Websites say at least one protester was killed in the fighting with security forces and reports coming out of the country say that the police squashed the protests pretty quickly.

Darya writes from Tehran with a note of despair:

To be honest with you, I myself believe in one thing: since we r looking for a leader to tell us what to do and what not to do, since our people still have the religious beliefs, NOTHING gets better. Karrubi and Musavi have been with this government for more than two decades; it is impossible that they could rule better, they still have Islamic thoughts in their very deepest thoughts!!!

We need something 100% separate from Islam. I was hoping I could share this with people, but they are mostly very angry and they don't think rational...

I feel so sorry for my country, for my people...

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