Statements: Iran protests
Nationwide uprising in Iran – Statement 105
Demonstrators march toward Tehran’s Azadi Square chanting “Death to dictator, both Leader and the Doctor”
A large crowd demonstrating in Tehran at about 15:00 on Friday, chanted, “Death to the dictator, both Leader and the Doctor” referring to the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a self-proclaimed ‘doctor’. The protestors also chanted, “Political prisoners must be freed,” and “Victory is close, death to the deceitful government” as they marched toward Azadi Square. The suppressive forces are trying to disperse the crowd by attacking them.
Nationwide uprising in Iran - Statement 106
Crowds move toward Tehran University dormitory chanting “My martyred brother, I will avenge your blood”
NCRI - This afternoon, widespread clashes are continuing between protestors and suppressive forces, including the Revolutionary Guards, paramilitary Bassij, plainclothes agents, and State Security Forces, in many parts of Tehran, especially in the vicinity of Tehran University. Suppressive forces are arresting young people in various parts of the capital.
Nationwide uprising in Iran – Statement 104
Suppressive forces fire on demonstrators, dozens arrested
Eye witnesses report intense clashes between people and the suppressive forces in streets around Tehran University. The Revolutionary Guards and anti-riot forces are brutally attacking people using tear gas, truncheons and other means. Military helicopters are hovering over Tehran to spot the points where large crowds are forming and clashes taking place in order to dispatch reinforcements.
Nationwide uprising in Iran – Statement 103
NCRI - Thousands of Tehran residents have gathered near Palestine, Jamalzadeh and Kargar streets since this morning. A large crowd is also gathered around Tehran University despite strict security measures preventing people from going toward the university.
Nationwide uprising in Iran - Statement 102
NCRI - Since the morning, the mullahs’ regime heightened security and deployed its suppressive security forces in Azadi, Enghelab, Qods, Vesal-e Shirazi, and 16-Azar streets as well as in Keshavarz Boulevard and other streets leading to Enghelab Street and Enghelab Square. Security forces, anti-riot forces and other suppressive organs of the regime are currently patrolling all streets leading to Tehran University.
NCRI - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described the increased backbiting over the Friday prayers sermon tomorrow as a deepening of the crisis within the regime and a result of the continued uprising by the people, especially the major upsurge of protests on July 9. She said this shows that the Khamenei and Ahmadinejad camp have failed to contain or diminish the crisis, and that the mullahs’ regime cannot avert its inevitable collapse.