According to the Iranian Resistance, protests in Iran have spread to more than 117 cities in Iran. At least 200 protesters have been killed by security forces. The numbers are growing fast. Due to the internet shut down by the Iranian regime, the number of videos and reports coming from Iran are limited but what is clear is that the regime has started a brutal crackdown against protesters.
Most protesters who were shot and killed by security forces are young and many have been shot in the head and chest. The regime is trying to hide the extent of its killings. In many cases, security forces have refused to hand over the bodies of the protesters to their families. They are instead buried in unknown locations.
Security forces are taking indiscriminate shots at groups of 8 to 10 people on the streets. Despite this, protests in Iran have continued into the fifth day.
Report from Iran: The number of detained protesters are so high that many are being kept in police stations and the Intelligence Ministry detention centers. 50 Tehran University students have been arrested.
In Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran, the regime has removed the bodies of slain protesters from hospital morgues and refuses to hand over the bodies to their families. Reports indicate that the IRGC has taken injured protesters who were being treated in hospital to unknown locations.
In Kermanshah and Karaj, security forces have opened direct fire on protesters.
Shiraz, SW province of Fars
There have been several reports from Shiraz with locals saying that “protesters have taken over the city”. Reports indicate that protesters have either burned down or have taken over government institutions. There were also reports that the families of prisoners had tried to bring down the wall of Adel Abad Prison with loaders to free the prisoners. The Revolutionary Guards Corps interfered and started shooting. Seven to eight people were shot. It is not clear whether they were killed or wounded.
In Sadeghieh and Tehran Pars, protesters clashed with security forces. Two people were killed today by security forces. In Damavand, eastern Tehran, protesters torched six banks.
Karaj: Protesters torched the regime’s Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Isfahan, central Iran
Yazdanshahr November 18: A large number of protesters were killed or injured by security forces. Protesters torched three banks along with the municipality.
Kurdistan, western Iran
Marivan: Security forces have closed off the roads leading into Marivan. No one is allowed to leave or enter the city. Security forces are taking direct hits at protesters but locals are adamant to continue their protests.
Khuzestan, southwestern Iran
On Monday, around 20 protesters were killed by security forces in Mahshahr Port, including two women. There were reports that regime forces were using machine guns to target protesters. In Kureh, three protesters were killed and one person was injured during intense clashes with security forces.
Reports from state-run media
During a meeting tonight with manufacturers and company managers, the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei cited the protests in Iran going on in the past few days and said, “Friends and enemies should know that we have driven the enemy back in military, political and security issues”.
The Chief of Tehran’s Police said today that a “large number” of protesters were detained in the past two days in the capital.
Threatening protesters, Rahimi said that the police would soon arrest other protesters who had been identified.
The Chief of police of Iran‘s Alborz Province said that “a large number” of protesters were detained in the past few days in the province.
Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Ismaili said that the regime should have implemented the Internet block sooner. He also claimed that Iranians who sent videos of protests in Iran to outside of the country would be “identified”.
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