The Iranian regime is in a middle of a brutal suppression campaign inside Iran and has implemented an internet blackout in an attempt to hide the scope of the crack down. At least 251 protesters have been gunned down during the six days of protests in Iran and more than 3,700 have been injured, some with life threatening wounds. Reports indicate that at least 7,000 protesters have been arrested. Detained prisoners are in danger of torture and death in the regime’s prisons.
Despite this, protests in Iran have continued into the sixth day.
Reports from Iran
Islamshahr: On Monday, protesters attacked and destroyed the office of the head of Friday Prayers who represents the regime’s Supreme Leader in the city. Protesters torched his car. Reports indicate that protesters completely destroyed the stores affiliated with the IRGC in area. 95% of banks in Islamshahr and Chahardangeh were completely destroyed or torched. Many protesters were shot and killed by security forces. Four identified slain protesters are 20 year old Iman Rasouli, shot in the head, Mohsen Jafarpanah, 22, shot in the stomach, 17 year old Arash Kohzadi, shot in the head and Mohammad Mehdi Haghgu, 21, who was shot in the head. Around 40 people were injured.
Pakdasht: Protesters are out on the streets today clashing with security forces.
A large number security forces have been dispatched to the area and it looks like a semi war zone. Young protesters are organized and coordinated and are standing their ground against security forces. Videos of the clashes cannot be sent due to the internet blackout but reports are being sent via text messages.
Report from a Tehran protester, Valiasr Square: Last night there were clashes and protests in Valiasr Square. Protesters were chanting, “The police is our disgrace”. I saw with my own eyes that people torched two municipalities and the governor’s office. People of all ages were standing together chanting, “Down with dictator” and “mullahs must get lost”. Security forces killed a lot of protesters. But this does not deter the protesters. They really aren’t afraid of anything anymore. They were just going forward (in the face of danger).
Islamshahr: Protesters torched a bank last night at around 12 am in Khomeini Street. Security forces and the IRGC didn’t even dare approach protesters. It is still cold and rainy but people are still out on the streets.
Protesters have now created roadblocks with anything at their disposal in Pakdasht and Varamin and use it to take refuge from attacks by security forces.
Tehran, Pirouzi Street: Protesters clashing with security forces.
Khuzestan Province, SW Iran
Dezful: On Tuesday protesters torched gas stations and a number of banks.
Report from an Ahvaz resident: We have no internet, just phones are connected. The conditions in Mahshahr are dangerous. Yesterday, the regime brought tanks and armored personnel carriers to Mahshahr. Protesters control Malashir and Kut Abdollah. They block the roads and security forces shoot tear gas at them to open the roads. There is also unrest in Behbahan and Ramhormoz.
Isfahan, central Iran
Malek Shahr: Protesters torched the telecommunications organization building.
Fars Province, SW Iran
Report from Shiraz: From November 16 until today, in regions like Ma’ali Abad, Mollahsadra which is considered uptown and Sadra, there have been intense clashes and Valfajr police station was taken over by protesters. Protesters took all the weapons and guns. Protesters also torched many buildings in the area. There were also a large number of security forces on the ground. Clashes still ongoing in downtown Shiraz.
Golestan Province, N Iran
Gorgan: Protester are clashing with security forces.
Iran officials threaten protesters
Iranian officials take turns threatening protesters while claiming that “peace” has been restored in many Iranian cities.
Rouhani: protesters are a small anti-patriot group
The Iranian regime’s President, Hassan Rouhani called protesters, protesters “a small anti patriot group who are against national interests”.
The question is why the regime implemented an internet blackout to silence a “small group” of people.
He also called for a crack down against protesters.
“We have to act decisively against mercenaries who are against national security,” he said in comments carried by the state-run ILNA News Agency.
IRGC commander: We will break the hands of protesters
According to the IRGC affiliated Tasnim News Agency, Yadollah Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC in Tehran’s Baharestan County said “a large number” of the leaders of the protests had been arrested adding that the arrests were ongoing.
“We will not allow those who disrupt security in the society to have peace and will decisively pull out the rioters and seditionists from their hiding places with the information that we have,” he said today adding that they would be severely punished.
“With an iron fist, the Bassi and the IRGC will not allow anyone to be greedy and will break the hands of rioters and seditionists,” the IRGC commander threatened.
“We will give them a lesson they will not forget until the end of their lives.”
The enemies of the Islamic Revolution inside and outside of the country will not know peace,” Soleimani added.
Kermanshah Revolutionary Prosecutor threatens protesters to death penalty
The Kermanshah Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor said that a “large number” of protesters had been arrested and that the “rest of the seditionists would be definitely identified and gradually all of them would be detained”.
“They have to be held accountable for their illegal actions,” Mohammad Hossein Sadeghi added.
He said that their crimes were severe and would amount to “corruption on earth”. Corruption on earth can carry the death penalty.
The Kermanshah Prosecutor said that a person who has thrown one stone or broken even one window has “to pay” for what he did.
“Seditionists will be severely punished and we will not back down from the interest of the people even a little,” he said.
He also encouraged Iranians to spy on each other and hand over protesters.
“We ask all citizens to send us whatever evidence they have from the rioters,” Sadeghi said in comments carried by the IRGC affiliated Tasnim News Agency.
Judiciary head of N province: protesters will be dealt with “severely, without leniency”
The head of the judiciary in the northern province of Golestan, Hadi Hashemian, said today that the judiciary would deal with protesters “without negligence, severely, decisively and without any kind of leniency”.
Kermanshah Chief Judiciary acknowledges killing protester
The head of the Judiciary in the western province of Kermanshah said that “one of the main elements of the sedition” was killed by regime forces last night.
“The judiciary will take very serious and decisive action against seditionists and those who disrupt order,” Parviz Tavasolizadeh said today in comments carried by Tasnim.
Mazandaran Chief of Police says dissidents arrested in northern province
The Chief of Police of the northern province of Mazandaran said that a number of “dissidents and those who sought to create disorder” were identified and arrested.
“The police would never allow any opportunities to those who disrupt public order and security and will decisively take legal action against them,” he added.
Lorestan Chief of Police: protesters will receive harshest punishment
The Chief of Police of the western province of Lorestan said that a number of protesters were detained.
“Those who created unrest in the past few days were arrested by the police and other security institutions. Every one of them has been arrested and those that have not, have been identified,” he said.
“We will arrest them until the very last person and they will receive the harshest punishment,” Haji Mohammad Mahdian added.
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