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Iran: Uprising of Looted People in Tehran and Confrontation With Repressive Police Force

On Monday morning, October 23, more than two thousand people, whose property was plundered by institutions affiliated with IRGC, judiciary and other state agencies, rallied in front of the regime’s parliament. The repressive police force using batons, assaulted the demonstrators and beat them brutally, and tried to disperse the demonstration in which women played a very active role, but was faced with the resistance of the people.

Protestors chanted: “Shame! Shame on the police force! “,”Cannon, machine gun, tank no longer works”, “death to the dictator.” When the police arrested some people, especially women, and wanted to take them by force, people chanted “You ISIS, you ISIS, death to ISIS, let them go,” “Police, shame on you, let our fellow citizens go.”

Some of the slogans were: “Death to Saif (head of the Central Bank)”, “Shame on Rouhani”, “Larijani is apparently the judge but a thief’s accomplice,” “Theft is institutionalized, the hearts are full of hatred,” “For traveling to other countries, they have taken our money “,” They had a budget deficit, but they have taken it from our money”, “Caspian institute has stolen, the government has supported it”, ” Saif betrayes, Parliament confirms”, ” I will not give up unless I get my rights”,” Injustice is enough”, …

When A number of participants in the demonstration including women were attacked by police forces, other people in the scene joined and defended them. People chanted “I kill, I kill whoever killed my brother” while throwing rocks, wood and other objects at the police.

Subsequently, the police encircled the protesters so that they could not leave the surrounded area, but the people broke out of the siege and started marching towards the Baharestan square. The repressive forces tried to control the population by bringing a motorized unit, but the people continue their rally while throwing rocks towards them. A large number of people joined the protesters.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 23, 2017

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