Violent clashes and riots in Teheran

Building up barricades

In Teheran on saturday dec 25 again various clashes and riots broke out. Various people were killed by the state and the militia. The police attacked the protesters with tear gas. Thousands of people demonstrated, cops were attacked and various cars and motorbikes set to fire.


13:25 way from Sa'di Cinema to Paramount, all chanting against Khamenei. Government forces are shooting bullets in the air and firing tear gasses to the masses of people, but people continue to resist and clashes have become quite serious. All routes leading to the “Shah-Cheragh” shrine are under tight control. Security forces have also surrounded the Ghaba Mosque, where Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Dastgheib's is expected to deliver a speech.

13:20 Beitol Mehdi, the burial place of Ayatollah Pishva, has been occupied by security forces. They are beating people and removing them from the site by physical force.

13:10 Severe clashes outside the Polytechnic student residence

13:05 Clashes in Qom in front of montazeri & Sanei's houses.

13:00 Chanting "Death to Khamenei!" ... "Prison rape? Was this written in Quran too!?" ."This is the month of blood! Seyd Ali [Khamenei] is going down." City of Najaf Abad, is all out war between people and Basij militia.

12:45 In a tragic incident, three people were killed and two others badly injured in clashes that took place on College Bridge. According to a Jaras reporter who was present at the scene, the three mentioned people were shot dead by police forces, while the two other injured individuals were brutally beaten and injured by plainclothes officers. Details of this news to follow..

12:35 People leaving their house doors open to let people rest and take refuge.Chanting: Basiji Hayaa Kon, Irani ro raha kon = Basij shame on you, leave Iranians alone.

12:30 More than 3000 forces heavily armed settled at Azadi Sqr. CNN: Something must change in Iran. People are chanting slogans in buses.

12:25 In order to control and suppress the protesters, government helicopters have started flying in the skies of Tehran, particularly overlooking the central part of the city.

According to reports received from Jaras News, protestors believe that the sole purpose of these flying helicopters are to evoke fear, as the police officials are well aware of the protestors’ whereabouts.

12:20 The people of Tehran have come out on various streets, with chants directly targeting the regime. At present, people are on Azadi St,
Enghelab Sq, Ferdowsi Sq, Azadi Sq, the intersection of Eskandari & Vesal Shirazi, Somayyeh St, the Bazaar, Hor Sq, Imam Hossein Sq and various other points, and are chanting against Khamenei.

The chants that can be heard are as follows: "This month is the month of blood, Seyyed Ali will be toppled!", "Death to dictato!”, "We are not from 'Koofeh' to support Yazid!", "Rape, Murder, down with this Jurisprudence!", "Freedom for Political Prisoners!", “Dictator should
know, he will be toppled very soon", "Down with Khamenei", and many others.

12:20 Protestors are moving from Shohada, Nezam Aabad and Imam Hussain Sqr towards Azadi Sqr. They are chanting “Khamenei is a murderer! His leadership is illegitimate!” and “We are not from Koofeh (a holy city in Iraq) to support Yazid (Khamenei)!” There are buses full of people chanting slogans and moving towards other protestors.

12:15 People have stopped a bus on the Eskandari & Vasal-e Shirazi intersection and closed off the street to prevent an attack by guards on motorcycles. There have been people of all classes present at the demonstrations today. Many have been families and children. Police forces have launched attacks on the people but the city is practically under the people’s control. The security forces have become undermined and many are visibly afraid of the people.

12:11 Large group of protestors moving towards Enghelab St while chanting slogans.

12:10 Clashes in central Tehran have intensified, and people have taken control of the alleyways surrounding Enghelab St. Ambulance sirens can be heard all across the central part of the city, and smoke and fire have covered the skies. Also, clashes have expanded from central Tehran to the areas around Vali-Asr square and Hafteh-Tir.

12:07 The areas surrounding Enghelab Sq. and the Valiasr Intersection are covered in thick smoke.People are being prevented from leaving Namjoo St. in Tehran by the Basij and security forces. Many are being beaten by the Basijis.

12:05 The security forces are filming the people and cars passing on the streets. There are severe clashes on Valiasr St. and smoke has covered the entire area. Ambulances pass frequently on the street.

12:00 People have mostly gathered in the small streets surrounding Enghelab Sq and are making their way to the main street.The majority of slogans today are being chanted against Khamenei. Clashes are underway under the Hafez Bridge. Several Basijis have been severely injured by the rocks thrown at them by the people.

11:55 There is a chance of severe clashes on Keshavarz Blvd. There have not yet been sufficient police forces stationed on that street.

11:50 Keshavarz Blvd. in Tehran is now completely in the hands of the people, who shout extreme chants against Khamenei.

11:46 According to Aljazira TV, police forces have lost control over situation in Tehran.People are attacking bajij with stone. Clashes continue at Imam Hussain Sqr.

11:45 Moments ago, a large group of protesters forced the police to retreat outside of Daneshjoo Park In Vali Asr Street.The police has just
blocked Hafez St. In central Tehran. Clashes in Kharak St. have intensified. Witnesses report that a massive crowd has gathered in the

11:40 Report of clashes in Shiraz, Isfahan, Ardebil.This is a real war, people fighting with Sec forces and Plain clothes right now in Enghelab St.Tear gas all over the place in Ferdowsi

11:35 People chanting "this mnth is mnth of blood - Yazid(Khamenei) will be toppled" in Ferdowsi Sq while tear gases were fired. All streets and intersections are full of people, heavy clashes; motorbikes of Basij are set on fire by protestors. People are being attacked by teargas.

11:32 Reports indicate that a large crowd gathered in Karim Khan St. is currently heading towards Enghelab Sq. using Villa and Iranshahr streets.
Several people have been injured in clashes outside of AmirKabir University and the crowd is being slowly dispersed.

11:30 The police have closed down Valiasr St. to prevent people from reaching protests in Imam Hossein and Enghelab Squares.

11:28 People in masse are on streets. They are chanting: “don’t be scared we are all together”, "Hojtolebne Hassan, end the root otf tyrant"

11:27 In the intersection of Hafez and Somayyeh streets, the number of people has reached more than a thousand. Meanwhile, there is a mass of people gathered quietly on Emam Hossein Sq. in complete silence and without chanting any slogans.

11:25 Despite extensive security preparations by the military forces, a large body of people have currently gathered in Enghelab St. in Tehran.
There are severe clashes underway in central Tehran between the people and military forces, around the Valiasr intersection, the College Bridge and the Daneshjoo Park.

A motorcycle belonging to the Special Guards was moments ago put on fire by the people.

11:17 Security forces have attempted to scatter the crowd of protesters through physical attacks as well as the use of tear gas on several
occasions. Meanwhile, BRT bus passengers have voiced their protests against the crimes of the regime by chanting: “Today is a day of mourning! Iran’s green nation mourns today!”

11:15 Heavy clashes in the Ferdowsi sq & Darvazeh dolat, Security forces chasing people in the alleys. Angry people chanting allaho akbar in Imam Hossein Sq. Security forces beating people in the crossing Mazandaran st & Imam Hossein square

11:13 Shiraz: People are still headed towards the designated locations of protest. A massive crowd can be seen but there has not yet been any chanting.

11:12 People are chanting "God is Great!" and "Our leader Abolfazl, get rid of the dictator!"

11:11 People are being attacked by teargas at the religious places where they are gathered.

11:10 Based on reports, a large number of special guards are currently moving from Enghelab Sq. to Imam Hossein Sq., eastward from their current location.

11:07 A huge crowd has gathered on Dabire A'zam St. and Mossadeq Sq. in Kermanshah and is growing by the minute. This is while the plain-clothes and Basij forces ride their motorcycles along the streets carrying large flags.


11:05 The police have attacked a group of protesters around Ferdosi Sq. Heavy traffic has been reported around pol e choobi ( on Enghelab square)

10:50 People are being attacked by forces for no reason. About 2000 people gathered between Enqhelab and Imam Husain Sqr. Clashes reported at 17shahrivar Sqr.

10:45 Multiple unconfirmed reports coming in that people are being beaten to death and Basij brutally cracking down.

10:35 Hundreds of security forces and Basij militia have stationed in different parts of Tehran. These forces that the number of them grows with time are mostly present in central Tehran in the Imam Hossein SQ to Azadi SQ. This is the route where the Green protestors have planned to hold a rally today on the anniversary of one of the most sacred Shia holidays.

10:30 Plain-clothes forces are brutally beating people on 17 Shahrivar St

10:25 Severe clashes at Valiasr Intersection and Imam Hussein Square

10:20 They are not allowing people to gather and are dispersing people at Imam Husain Sqr. They are beating people down to death. People are being chased by Basij forces

10:10 There are many Basij members in the Enghelab alleys around Imam Hossein Sq, Azarbayejan st, Valiasr intersection, Ferdosi Sq. Small groups of people walking seperately in Damavand St to Imam Hossein Sq.

10:05 Plain-clothes and military forces are scattered around Emam Hossein and Enghelab Squares. They are being moved around by minivans.

10:00 Special brigades deployed to protect Khamenei Residence.In Tehran, heavy security presence. Riot police, IRGC, Basij all on full
alert. Extensive military presence in the central city of Tehran