The people of Junqan (in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province) took to the streets to protest the arrest and beating of two residents, Habib and Behzad Fadaei and demanded their release. The repressive State Security Force (SSF) attacked the protesters, shooting and using tear gas against them, to prevent protests from spreading. The demonstrators blocked the main road by setting fire to tires and demonstrations continued. Protesters besieged the city police station seeking the release of the detained residents. Among the protesters’ slogans were “Habib and Behzad Fadaei must be released,” “People of Junqan, unity, unity,” and “Political prisoner must be freed.” The clerical regime has sent anti-riot units to the region.