Iran closes newspaper over cartoon furor
The government closed the state-owned newspaper "due to its publication of divisive and provocative materials."
Marchers in Azeri-dominated Tabriz protest an insulting cartoon that appeared in a leading Iranian newspaper. Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters after a riot broke out. AP photo from Yahoo News.
Riots broke out Monday in Tabriz after the cartoon appeared showing a cockroach speaking in the Azeri language.
Azeris make up about a quarter of Iran's population and some Azeri leaders said the government's actions against the newspaper came too late.
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