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Demonstrators chant “Death to Khamenei” in Tehran
Demonstrators chant “Death to Dictator” in Isfahan
Demonstrators chant “Political prisoners must be freed” in Tehran, near Enghelab
5:44pm – Mobile reception and text message services have been cut off around Enghelab Square.
5:36pm - Plainclothes agents have been detaining demonstrators. HRANA has thus far reported the arrest of 10 demonstrators.
5:33pm - Amongst the slogans that could be heard in the streets of Tehran, demonstrators chant, “Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid, Egypt was also like this.”
5:28pm - Anti-riot forces clash with demonstrators in North Eskandari Street. According to eyewitnesses, anti-riot forces are attempting to disperse the crowed by tear gas and there is a heavy presence of plainclothes agents.
5:21pm – Eyewitness reports: around 5,000 people were present at Jamal Azad Street. Initially it was quite, but after anti-riot forces attacked to disperse the crowd, people began chanting “Death to Dictator”. Anti-riot forces have resorted to violence but they did not detain anyone.
۲۵ بهمن، لحظه به لحظه: درگیری پلیس و معترضان در نقاط مختلف تهران | Radio Zamaneh
Security forces violently clashed with protestors and fired bullets between Rudaki Avenue and Tohid Square, to Azadi Street.
According to reports one protester was shot and killed, and two were injured.
250 other protesters have reportedly been detained by security forces and transferred to an unidentified location.
The citizens arrested by security forces and Revolutionary Guards around Enghelab Square have reportedly been beaten before their arrests.
According to RAHANA reporters, violent clashes have formed between the people and Revolutionary Guards and security forces.
Uniformed and plainclothes security forces are severely beating people on the sidewalks and streets surrounding Enghelab Square. Several citizens have been severely injured.
Protesters on 16 Azar, Jamalzadeh, Rudaki, and Haft TIz squares, Somaieh and Eskandari streets, and under College bridge have been severely beaten.
Tear gas has been dispersed at Revolution Square.
Many people have joined the protests surrounding Enghelab Square. Streets leading to Azadi Square are chanting opposition slogans.
5:00pm (Tehran Time)- Some of the reports from Tehran indicate that tear gas has been used to disperse the crowd. An eyewitness told Radio Zamaneh that moments ago a sound resembling firing of plastic bullets was heard.
4:36pm - An eyewitness told Radio Zamaneh moments ago that “[Security forces] are beating people severely. The number of the protesters is on the rise. In Vali Asr Street, Vali Asr intersection (#4 in the MAP below), and Vali Asr Square, and Rasht street (#13), clashes have been erupted after security forces attacked and beat up the protesters”, he added, “the agents on motorbikes attack people on the sidewalks. Chants of death to dictator are heard”.
This eyewitness also reports that some of the protesters have been wounded. Moreover, the number of police forces is very high, and they are stationed at all intersections. At Laleh Park(#14), 200-300 in full gear have been stationed.
Police vehicles, black vans, and vans equipped with cages are seen on the streets. This eyewitness also reports that the police forces are stationed at major squares, and plain cloth agents monitor the side streets and alleys where they pursue the people.
The police has responded brutally to people’s protests.
Tehran- On Somayeh Street, a gathering of people was confronted by security forces.
Tehran – An eyewitness said: A large number of people are demonstrating in the Imam Hossein To Ferdowsi corridor and their number is increasing every minute. If it continues like this, we will reach one million people soon. Slogans include Death to Khamenei and Death to Dictator. The people are really angry.
One of the forces from Tehran said: A large number of people are gathered on the Enqelab Avenue and Valiasr intersection. People are shouting “Death to Dictator”. The police is attacking the people.
Tehran - Clahses around 3:30 pm were high on Jamalzadeh Street. Police forces arrested protesters and put them inside vehicles. A large crowd is moving from Enqelab Square to Azadi Square.
Kerman – There was a gathering of 300 people with a large number of police forces present.
Police forces have beaten people badly and there have been some casualties. Police forces are raiding internet cafes.
Shiraz - Clashes reported. People determined to demonstrate despite the brutal response of police forces.
- Arash Azizi
As the number of people gathered for protest increases, security and plainclothes forces have begun attacking the protesters.
From Tehran, reports indicate sporadic clashes in Fatemi Square to Azadi Avenue, Jomhoori Avenue and all streets around the University of Tehran.
More than 100 thousand protesters have formed a large gathering and are moving from Enqelab Avenue to Azadi Square.
Azadi Square have been closed by security and police forces.
Tear gas has been fired by riot police in streets like 16 Azar and Roodaki.
Also HRANA reports the arrest of dozens of people.
Security forces on Vali-Asr Avenue are removing license plates from vehicles.
Metro trains are not stopping in Imam Hossein, Vali Asr, Azadi, Navab, Ferdowsi and Enqelab squares.
According to reports by HRANA, the atmosphere reigning over the protest is quite tense and flammable. Plainclothes forces are using paint ball guns to disperse the crowd between Vali-Asr and Enghelab squares (#4 and #9 on the MAP link).
The forces attacked people despite the fact that the rally was peaceful, and people were only chanting “Death to dictator” and “Allah Akbar”(God is great).
In other reports, security forces have fired shots into the air in Ferdowsi square.
The presence of people in the roads leading to Enghelab Square is to the extent that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines are unable to move.
Reports indicate that people are currently marching toward Azadi square (#1).
- Banoo Sabz
A number of students from the Technical faculty of the University of Tehran have gathered in front of the gates of the university. The campus is filled with police and security forces. A large group is moving from Ferdowsi Square to Enqelab Square and their numbers are increasing by the minute.
The people’s protest gatherings have formed in various parts of Azadi and Enqelab avenues and the nearby streets. People have been beaten on Enqelab Avenue in Tehran but the people still continue to move toward Azadi Square. Mobile phones are cut in the central part of the city. Tear gas has also been used at the Vali-Asr and Azadi Square intersections. There are a lot of security and police forces present. In the southern part of the city, next to Al-Mahdi park, there are plainclothes forces stationed on 16 Azar Street. There have been clashes and people have been beaten by plainclothes forced stationed under College bridge.
- Arash Azizi
According to eyewitness reports, demonstrators have gathered in Namazi Square in Shiraz chanting “You Honorable Iranian. Support, Support”. Clashes between security forces and demonstrators has erupted.
A large crowd has also gathered in Isfahan’s Enghelab Square. There have been reports of clashes between the security forces and demonstrators. More news to come.
Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran- Heavy clashes continue between people and the security forces around Enghelab Square (#9 on the map in link below).
Around 4:15pm Tehran time, Enghelab Square and the area surrounding the University of Tehran (#5) are filled with crowds of people chanting “Death to Dictator” while continue their path to Azadi (Freedom) Square (#1).
Around 4:20pm, security forces charged toward the crowd and heavy clashes erupted between people and the forces who attacked protesters with batons. Some protesters have been injured as a result. The forces tried unsuccessfully to break and disperse the crowd. The security forces have a strong presence in the area, but the protestors are practically controlling the Azadi Street (#11)
- Siavosh Jalili
Kermanshah Newsletter - According to received news, the presence of crowds in Mosadeq and Nobahar streets and the street leading to Arag Pasage is confirmed. Special Forces are stationed in Mosadeq and Nobahar. Additionally, Kermanshah is turbulent and people are following Tehran news by any means possible. An eyewitness told us about a few Special Forces vehicles are stationed in Noabahr. From Mosadeq Square, there is news of the police being stationed in the walkway and the square.
- Arash Azizi
Tehran: Large crowd of people move alongside Special Guards
Based on the report by Iran Green Voice of Freedom, as the number of people taking part in the demonstration continues to grow, a large crowd has formed that is moving along with the Special guards. There has been no clashes reported.
Police guards are not carrying firearms. Initial gatherings had moved from Vali Asr (4)to Azadi Square (1).