Protesters attacked and shot in Shiraz

February 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

Based on reports received by Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, security forces have attacked the crowd of protesters in Shiraz. Shots were heard on Eram street, Namazi street and Setad Square. Many ambulances are moving in and out to transfer the wounded.

The students at Engineering Faculty of Shiraz University staged a large protest and entered Namazi street. Citizens joined in. Other protests were staged at Setad Square, Molasadra and Eram streets. People were marching and chanting slogans like “Death to the dictator”.

Around 6:30pm, security forces attacked the protesters and beat them with batons; however, when they were unable to disperse the crowd, they fired shots into the air. Some unconfirmed reports indicate that security forces opened fire on the protesters, which resulted in the injury of some people. Following the reported shooting, ambulances left the city’s hospital located in Paramount to the location of the shooting.

Meanwhile, the security of the Eram Student dormitory (of Shiraz University) prevented students from leaving the dorm and threatened them to not take part in the protests.

A large number of security forces surrounded the areas where protests were being held and tried to disperse the crowd. However, people continued their protests and fought back. Some of the students were beaten by the forces and some have been arrested.

The protests still continue. More reports will be provided once available.

– Siavosh Jalili

یورش وحشیانه و شلیک گلوله علیه تظاهرکنندگان در شیراز | Iran Press News

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  • 1. Kitty Antonik Wakfer  |  February 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    These enforcers are people not robots!. Show their faces and supply names. Let fellow countrymen know who they are so that they can shun them – have no business or social dealings with them if they will not be persuaded with words to cease initiating physical harm. Enforcers are the key to all governments! Without them all regulations/decrees/laws/edicts/etc are merely words. Shunning is a potentially very powerful no-violent tool for societal change, used down thru the ages.

    Street protests are not enough, as I wrote in general intended for use in North America in “Tax/Regulation Protests are Not Enough: Relationship of Self-Responsibility and Social Order” – http://selfsip.org/focus/protestsnotenough.html – but which is applicable in the general principles anywhere.

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