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Iran: On 27th Day of Uprising, Strikes in Bazaar, Petrochemical Workers, Student Demonstrations


Iran Protest-No. 50

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Clashes between people and suppressive forces in Tehran and other cities

The 27th day of the nationwide uprising, Wednesday, October 12, was marked by Bazaar merchant strikes, demonstrations by students and lawyers, and later in the day, demonstrations and clashes between youths and suppressive forces in dozens of places in Tehran and other cities in the country.

On Wednesday morning, the strikes by Bazaar merchants and shopkeepers continued widely in Sanandaj, Kermanshah, Baneh, Marivan, Sarpol-e Zahab, Bukan, Dehgolan, Saqqez, and other cities. Parts of Tehran and Mashhad Bazaars also joined the strike. Despite the threats and the arrest of a number of shopkeepers, the security forces could not force them to break the strike.

In Tehran, people gathered in different parts of the city, including Vali-e Asr, Shariati, Taleghani, Kargar, Sadeghieh, Palestine, and Lalezar streets, Azadi Square, Ferdows Boulevard, Alauddin and Kashani shopping mall, Molvi and Sadeghieh and chanted “Death to the dictator,” “We are no longer scared, mullahs must get lost,” “This year, is a year of sacrifice, Seyyed Ali (Khamenei) will be overthrown.” They demonstrated and clashed with suppressive forces and plainclothes agents. In some places such as Azadi Square, the agents fired at people.

In Tehran, a group of lawyers gathered in front of the Bar Association building and chanted “Political prisoners must be released,” and “From Zahedan to Sanandaj, my life is for Iran.” They were attacked by suppressive forces who fired tear gas at the crowd.

In the Gohardasht area in Karaj, people and students staged protests and chanted, “Death to the oppressor, be it the Shah or the Leader (Khamenei)” and “Freedom, freedom, death to Khamenei.” Protesters were attacked and the suppressive forces opened fire at them.

In the Fardis district of Karaj, the demonstrators blocked the path of the suppressive agents by setting up roadblocks and lighting fire. In Saqqez, the demonstrations and gatherings by the young protesters led to clashes with the suppressive forces as the youths barricaded the streets.

In Rasht, protesters chanted, “From Kurdistan to Gilan, I will sacrifice my life for Iran” and young people attacked members of the State Security Force who were trying to arrest a woman protester. Demonstrations in Rasht’s Moalem Blvd led to clashes with the suppressive forces. There were similar demonstrations and clashes in Shiraz, Isfahan, Babol, Shahinshahr, Mashhad, and Abadeh.

Students in universities, including Tehran, Tarbiat Moalem in Tehran, Gilan, Rajaei, etc., staged demonstrations. In some cities, including Tehran and Gorgan, students went to the streets and chanted “Death to the dictator”. In Tehran, primary school girls were tear gassed in Tarbiat-2 school.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

October 12, 2022