Demonstrations continue in cities across Iran for 7th dayPublished by Farzad on January 5, 2018
In addition to capital, Tehran, demonstration have taken place in several other cities across the country on the 8th day, in spite of false statements by the authorities who claimed the protests have been crushed.
In Zahedan’s Shirabad district skirmishes between the people and anti-riot forces occurred. The regime guards have been firing live bullets at people who are standing their ground.
In Ahvaz, the paramilitary Basij units have come to the scene with police uniforms. The demonstrators have confronted the attacks with throwing stones at the uniformed Basijis.
The demonstrators who are fed up with poverty and repression are calling for an end to the clerical rule and the slogan of Down with Khamenei (the Supreme Leader) is being heard everywhere.
In Dezful, the protesters shout “Seyyed Ali (referring to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei) shame on you, let go the country”.
Another slogan that can be heard everywhere is “the people beg in the streets, the Leader acts like God”.
According to reports at least 45 protestors have been killed by the shootings and some 2500 have been arrested. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Iranian authorities to immediately release the prisoners and investigate the circumstance of the killings. The UN Security Council is due to meet today to discuss the Iran protests and figure out ways to help defend the rights of the peaceful demonstrators.