One person shot dead by security forces

February 20, 2011 at 10:37 am 1 comment

Daneshjoo News – According to an eyewitness, one person has been shot dead by security forces in Haft-e Tir Square (#7 on the map). Crowds of protesters have joined each other in Enghelab Square (#9 on the map).

Minutes after a gathering was formed in Haft-e Tir Square, security forces opened fire on the people.

According to Daneshjoo News, one protester has been killed in Haft-e Tir Square after being shot by security forces armed with hand guns. Additionally, several other protesters have been injured as a result of clashes on Haft-e Tir Square.

One of the eyewitnesses told Daneshjoo News, the injuries sustained by the person shot was so much that (s)he lost his/her life within minutes of being shot. Meanwhile, BBC has reported that an eyewitness has heard gunshots around Abbas Abad Street of Tehran.

Since this morning, special guard units and police forces accompanied by the Basij militia who are equipped with cold and live weapons. They are stationed in Tehran’s major squares to prevent the gathering of any protest gathering. However, in some parts of Tehran like Vali-Asr Square (#15 on the map), Haft-e Tir Square, Vanak Square (#21 on the map), and in front of Mellat Park (#22 on the map), people have gathered and chanted slogans against the regime.

Various Islamic Republic officials have warned in recent days that any gathering will be dealt with harshly. Fars News Agency published a news article this morning announcing that people will be killed by the Islamic Republic’s opposition. Despite all these, numerous reports from various cities like Isfahan, Shiraz, Mahabad, Sanandaj, Rasht, etc. indicate protesters have showed up and held rallies.

In Tehran, reports indicate that clashes have erupted in Enghelab Square between people and security forces. There are also reports of a large crowd gathered around Vanak Square and Mellat Park.

BBC reported an hour ago that the Green protesters were moving along Keshavarz Blvd (#18 on the map) toward Vali-Asr Square (#15 on the map) while chanting slogans. Other reports stated that anti-riot police forces have fired tear gas into the crowd at Vali-Asr Square.

Eyewitnesses report that around Park Way Square some of the protesters chanted slogans against Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. There has been also protest gatherings on Sohrevardi St. and Vali-Asr Street. Latest reports indicate the protesting crowds have been able to join together. The crowd is growing in numbers.

 

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