Iranian police forces have begun harsher crackdowns on protests, using tear gas to disperse crowds.
Both sides accepted congratulations from their respective camps, and then people began to disperse.
When they became too large for us to arrest and disperse we began firing over the crowd or at unoccupied buildings nearby.
disperse dis·perse (dĭ-spûrs')
v. dis·persed, dis·pers·ing, dis·pers·es
To cause to separate and move in different directions; scatter.
To cause to vanish or disappear.