Eyewitness reports on clashes in Tehran
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.