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Iran News: Protest Erupts in Bandar Abbas Following Fatal Shooting by Security Forces

In a swift response to the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old youth and the alleged indiscriminate gunfire by law enforcement, residents of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, took to the streets on Tuesday, April 23, congregating outside the regime’s governorate in a show of outrage. Some reports suggest that the protestors breached the governorate building in their fervent demonstration.

Chants reverberated through the air as the crowds voiced their discontent, proclaiming: “We don’t want killer police!”

The incident unfolded on Monday evening, April 22, when officers of the security forces in Bandar Abbas reportedly opened fire on a vehicle, tragically claiming the life of the young 20-year-old. Identified by some outlets as Amir-Mohammad Chatrsahar, the victim succumbed to injuries sustained from the gunfire. Reports also indicate that another individual was severely wounded in the ordeal.

The Fars News Agency, run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, acknowledged the gathering of citizens outside the governorate, stating, “Today, residents of Jamal Ahmad village in Bandar Abbas gathered outside the governorate in protest of the incident within the vicinity of their village.”

The circumstances surrounding the shooting and the subsequent protests remain fluid as authorities and citizens navigate the aftermath of the tragic events. Footage shows heated debates between outraged people and authorities who are trying to escape accountability.

تجمع مردم بندرعباسی در اعتراض به کشته شدن جوان ۲۰ساله با شعار پلیس قاتل نمی‌خواهیم -۴اردیبهشت

تجمع مردم بندرعباسی در اعتراض به کشته شدن جوان ۲۰ساله با شعار پلیس قاتل نمی‌خواهیم -۴اردیبهشت

تجمع مردم بندرعباسی در اعتراض به کشته شدن جوان ۲۰ساله با شعار پلیس قاتل نمی‌خواهیم -۴اردیبهشت

In recent years, Iran has witnessed a disturbing trend of police shootings resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, sparking widespread outrage and prompting spontaneous acts of protest and violence. These incidents, often characterized by a lack of transparency and accountability, have further fueled the simmering discontent within Iranian society.

One such tragic event occurred on March 22, when 19-year-old Behzad Azizi, a Kurdish youth, was fatally shot without warning by IRGC agents at the Karim Abad checkpoint near Baneh. His death ignited fury among locals, leading to protests outside the hospital where his body was withheld and culminating in the torching of the Karim Abad police station.

Similar incidents, including the death of Hossein Al-Ali in Bandar Abbas and Isa Roshandel Doghanli in Faryab, have underscored the deep-seated grievances and frustrations within the Iranian populace, who continue to demand justice and accountability from their authorities.

Mahsa Amini’s death, occurring under suspicious circumstances while in police custody on September 16, 2022, sparked a nationwide uprising that shook the entire regime for more than six consequent months and changed Iran for ever.