In Iran, riots against the hike in gasoline prices have spread quickly across the country after protests which began a day prior.
The Rojhilat Kurdistan Human Rights Organization, Hengaw, reported that the number of massacres in the attack by Iranian security forces using actual bullets as 21.
As soon as the protests started, the Iranian security forces attacked with real bullets and killed an activist in the city of Sirjan, Kirman province.
The activities also spread to Rojhilat, Eastern Kurdistan, in the regions of Kirmanshan, Meriwan, Sine, Îlam, Shaabad, Serpêlzehaw, Urmia, Salmast, Ciwanro cities and Iran’s Isfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, Karaj, Yazd, Bushehr and Sari.
People who participated in the protest responded to the bullets of the police and security forces with stones. Clashes have errupted in many protests.
Hengaw: 21 people were killed
Hengaw, reported that including the 14 demonstrators who were killed in Ciwanro, 1 in Sine, and 6 in Meriwan, a total of 21 people died as a result of the fire opened. The organisation shared that especially in the city of Ciwanro, the Iranian security forces intervened very harshly against the demonstrators, and included that some of the demonstrators were tortured to death by the ‘security forces’.
Hengaw also shared the number of injured demonstrators as 52 people in Ciwanro, 15 in Kirmanshan, 25 in Sine, 50 in Merîwan, and 142 people in total.
Banks and town hall set on fire
Many banks were burnt in the riots, including the Iranian National Bank branch in Behbehan city of Ahvaz province, Millet Bank branch in Ferdis city of Kerec, Sina Bank branch in Tehran’s Pars district, Meriwan Ensar Bank’s branch in Sine, Mesken Bank’s branches in Sine, Besic Headquarters in Tehran’s Worish district and the town hall of Salihiye in Tehran were set on fire.
Internet black-out, schools declared holiday
The Iranian regime cut the internet lines in cities such as Mashad, Kirmanshan, Ahvaz, Shiraz and Meriwan, where protests continue to grow. While the roads were closed to traffic due to protest actions in the capital Tehran and Kerec, schools were declared ‘holiday’ in Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kirmanshan, Hurremshehr, Kerec, Abadan and Hurremshehr.
Again in Şiraz, where protest are the most intense and the regime forces massacred a demonstrator, the schools declared ‘holiday’.