Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Iran Solidarity: Eye Witness Account of Bloody Ashura Sunday

Iran Solidarity: Scenes from the heroic fight of the people of Iran against the Islamic regime of Iran:

"Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Scenes from the heroic fight of the people of Iran against the Islamic regime of Iran
A Report by Siyavash Shahabi from Tehran
27 December 2009, Tehran

Around 11.20am furious crowds opened their way toward College Bridge through southern alleys of Enqelab Street. People had already been involved in fighting against the Special Force motor-bikers; in response to continuous use of tear gas by Special Forces people burned the trash bins and blocked the roads. Consequently, people took over the control of the alleys. These were the people that had been barbarically attacked by Special Forces and paramilitary groups (Basij) around Vali-e Asr Junction. Basij forces attacked people using batons, wooden sticks, blades, metal chains, and stones and would fiercely beat anybody they would capture. However, in the alleys around Daneshjou Park motor-bikers and Basij forces could not advance because people attacked them using stones. Young protestors gathered the trash bins from cross streets and brought them to the entrance of the bridge."

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