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Basij forces assist IRGC to suppress protests in Iran

Basij forces assist IRGC to end protests in Iran

Unrest in various cities in Iran continued Saturday evening, Radio Farda reported on Sunday.

In many locations in Tehran, protests took place against Mullah regime and the dire economic conditions in the country.

Video clips have circulated showing protests in Tehran’s Towhid square where people were shouting, “Death to Khamenei” and “Referendum, Referendum”.

 

 

After midnight local time, it was not clear if protests were still continuing in Tehran, but a commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC in Tehran claimed that control has been re-established in the capital. 

 

General Mohammad Kosari added that Basij forces have come to the assistance of police forces and individuals who are responsible for the unrest “must answer to the people”.

However, as night fell, there were reports of more unrest in more locations in the country, including Arak, Bandar Abbas, Kermanshah Dezful and Khorramabad.

Reports indicated that Mullah's forces fired on protesters in the town of Dorood in Lorestan province and people were wounded or killed.

There are also reports that all or part of mobile internet has been blocked by the authorities. This means that protesters will be unable to use social media to communicate or receive news about events elsewhere.

In past disturbances, Iran has resorted to similar tactics, by slowing down internet connections or jamming radio and TV signals.

Meanwhile, Iran’s former Queen Farah Pahlavi has issued a statement calling for solidarity with the nation and respect for the fundamental rights of the people.

Those media outlets in Iran that are connected with the IRGC have begun a campaign of accusing protesters of destruction of public property. 

There have been unconfirmed reports that the prosecutor’s office was set ablaze in Karaj, just west of Tehran. There are also reports of fires in Mashhad.

Last Modified: Sunday، 31 December 2017 11:46 AM
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