Protests in TehranPublished by International Liberty on July 8, 2015
Despite repetitive protests by the people of this district and the verdict of regime’s own Administrative Justice Court that forbade the construction of this center, the land between residential complexes was usurped by the authorities and this spying center was established.
The construction of this center was supported by the mayor of District 5 of Tehran who, like most other mayors of Tehran districts, is a commander and element of suppressive bodies and affiliated with Tehran’s Mayor, IRGC Brigadier General Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.
Thursday 2 July, following the gathering of people in front of this building, the Basij hirelings began insulting, battering and injuring the people. One of the residents was transferred to hospital for injuries.
In another development on Sunday, July 5, a number of shop owners who sell electric products in Amjad shopping center in Jomhouri Street clashed with the security forces who intended to disturb the shop owners on the pretext of failing to observe fasting. The security forces wanting to seal up all of the shops were forced to leave the place in fear of the rage showed by the shopkeepers.
The youth in Sadra Township, Olympic Village, Ferdos Boulevard, and a number of other places west of Tehran brought down signs and placards put up by Basij hirelings that called on people to voluntarily hand over their satellite dishes.
The Basij forces were later seen collecting the banners that were torn up by the people in this area.