Thursday, March 9, 2017

Iran: Burning Khamenei's Photos; Clashes With Police; Attack on Repressive Organs During Fire Feas

On Tuesday 14 March different cities of Tehran such as Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Yasouj, Shahr-e Kurd and Baneh turned Fire Feast (last Wednesday of the year) to the scene of confrontation and expression of hatred of the velayat-e faqih ominous system.
In Tehran, Fire Feast was widely celebrated at the Mother sq., the third and fourth squares of Tehranpars, and Enghelab and Imam Hossein squares. At the Fifth Avenue of Nirou Hawaii, youth threw firecrackers in front of police vehicle that damaged the front part of the vehicle, causing fear of the suppressive forces. In Tehranpars, youth also burned a large portrait of Khomeini and Khamenei.

Video:; Death to the Velayat al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist) chanted political prisoners
We have received a clip from the Fire Festival celebration from Kermanshah. Climate of confrontation in Kermanshah

Iran State Media: "Fire Festivities" Becoming Major Dilemma

people from celebrating end of the Iranian calendar year Fire Festivities.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has even issued a fatwa saying such celebrations are forbidden, yet to no avail. Last year he had said such celebrations have no place in sharia and people should refrain from taking part in these activities.
More than 30,000 posters and brochures have been printed to encourage people not to take part in such celebrations, as announced by state and city police in various regions of Iran.
The police has also issued various statements threatening to take action against those disrupting the peace. State police authorities are also concerned about social media posts providing instructions for home-made firecrackers. 

Tehran youth clashed with the Security forces preventing them to celebrate

Developing StoryOn the eve of the festival of fire on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in the Iranian capital, Tehran, a number of local youth who had gathered on the Air Force Fifth Street to celebrate the annual Festival of Fire of the ancient Iranians clashed with the security police who were out in force to prevent the public to carry out their festivities. 
The youth used fire crackers, sound bombs, squibs and spitdevils to scare off the suppressive security forces.    

A climate of Encounter in Isfahan

The sound of fire crackers and squibs are so loud that has turned the streets into a battle ground between the public and the suppressive security forces. 
According to a report from Isfahan, central Iran, the city has turned into a battle ground between the youth who are adamant to celebrate the Feast of Fire Festivals on the last Tuesday of the solar year against the suppressive revolutionary guards who are keen to prevent the people from having their celebrations. 
A reporter for the Iranian Resistance (MEK) says as you walk around the city you can witness local youth are setting up fire crackers and other fireworks at every corner, defying the suppressive rule of the mullahs.   

Fire Festival festivities held in cities throughout the country
Slogans include: “Death to Khamenei; death to the principal of velayat-e faqih”; setting Khamenei’s picture ablaze  

Terrified of the annual Fire Festivities turning into popular protests, the mullahs’ regime in Iran has resorted to increasing crackdown measures and widespread arrests in numerous parts of the country.
Each day a growing number of store owners selling firecrackers are being arrested and their property confiscated. These measures are seen in the provinces of Tehran, Central, Isfahan, Fars, Gilan, Mazandaran, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, West and East Azeriban, North Khorasan , Zanjan, Urmia, Ilam, Semnan, Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiary, Sistan & Baluchistan, Hamaedan and … 
Video+Photos; teachers' protest gatherings in more than 20 different major cities in Iran
Eyewitness reports from inside Iran shows that large gatherings of retired teachers gathered today, Thursday, March 9, 2017 in more than 20 major cities in Iran, including Mashhad, Bojnourd, Ferdows, Torbat-heidaria, Mazandaran, Sanandaj, Saqqez, Marivan, Qorveh, Tabriz, Ardebil, Zanjan, Shiraz, Bushehr, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Kangan, Dehgolan, Lordegan, Ahwaz and Aligudarz.
The gatherings took place in front of the offices of the ministry of the Education in these cities.
In Shiraz on Thursday, March 9, 2017 the protesting teachers sat at a dinner table with no food on it implicating that they are not receiving their wages and salaries, that's why there is no food on their table.
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A Round up of February 2017 Protests

According to publicly recorded news and statistics, in the month of February 2017, at least 402 protest took place in Iran.
The figures of protests in February are as follows:
201 cases of labour protests, 140 cases of protests for miscellaneous issues, 21 cases of protests by prisoners, 14 cases of prisoners on hunger strike, 13 cases of educational staff protests and 3 student protests.
The number of protests in February was higher than that of January.

1. Labour protests:
201 labour protests in 47 cities, towns and industrial cities took place in February. The total number of protests was slightly higher than the previous month.
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Iran scrambles to contain, suppress rising demonstrations

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