As protesters continue to take to streets in Iran and shout anti-government slogans against high prices, a top cleric in the second largest city of Mashhad has called for tough action by security forces.
Breaking: Anti-riot unit of Police and Bassij militia started brutally suppressing peaceful protest of Iranian people in Rasht. Khamenei, the dictator supreme leader just issued the order now. pic.twitter.com/C6Ca1kMp7y— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) December 29, 2017
During the march, the protesters chanted: “The nation is destitute while the leader is acting like God”, “Forget Gaza, forget Lebanon; my life is for Iran”, and “Bread, work, freedom”.
The security forces charged at the people but the people resisted and confronted them.
In Tabriz, despite extensive mobilization of government forces to prevent mobilisation, people took part in protests and chanted “Death to the dictator”.
In Mashhad, fearing resumption of protests, the anti-riot forces and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) were deployed extensively on the streets and city squares. Patrols on motorcycles and vehicles were seen, and water cannons were stationed in various parts of the city.
In Tehran and Kerman cities, anti-riot forces and motorcycle patrols were being stationed in the main squares to prevent the formation of any protests.