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posted July 12, 2001 10:37     Click Here to See the Profile for Shahrzad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SMCCDI (Information Committee)
July 11, 2001

Violent clashes opposed, this afternoon, helpless protesters to the Islamic republic regime's Security forces in the Shariar area of Karadj, a district of the Greater Tehran.

Based on confirmed reports Bassidj troops attacked the peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against the destruction of their properties, by the regime, due to their un-ability to pay the taxes which were higher than usual.

Angry demonstrators, joined by hundreds of residents, responded to the regime's Militiamen who started to use Tear-Gas, chains and clubs by stones and Cocktail Molotovs.

Tens of demonstrators had to be transported to the neighboring hospitals and Fire-trucks were seen extinguishing the barricades of fire made by the protesters, as well as, 2 Militia's vehicles hit by Cocktail Molotovs.

Latest reports are stating about a mass arrest in the city and the imprisonment of several demonstrators who were admitted to hospitals.

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posted July 13, 2001 17:50     Click Here to See the Profile for Vatandoost   Click Here to Email Vatandoost     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Violent clashes rocked Tehran suburb for 2nd consecutive day

SMCCDI (Information Committee)
July 12, 2001

Hundreds and Hundreds of helpless residents clashed with the Islamic regime's Security forces, for the 2nd consecutive day on Thursday, in the Shariar district of Karadj which is a suburb of the Greater Tehran.

From the early hours of this morning, the town was the scene of violent fights and Cocktail Molotovs, thrown from the roofs, responded to the advance of the regime's Bulldozers while hundreds of kids and Women hurled stones to the Militians firing Tear gas and Plastic Bullets.

Despite all the un-precedented number of regime's forces and vehicles, ever seen in this locality, the resistance is getting organized and small groups of residents are using Guerrilla tactics against the Militians.

Several residents were seen laying in blood after the passage of the Bulldozers and Militians who destroyed their homes.

Reports from sources within the Islamic republic Security forces are stating that the residents resistance is vain as special orders have been issued to overcome of the Popular resistance by the quickest ways in order to avoid the creation of a Myth. They added that several Militians were arrested following their refusal to continue the repression.

The regime's operation stopped at the approach of night in order to minimize the Militia's casualty and will resume tomorrow. All access to the locality have been blocked in order to avoid that neighboring suburbs residents join the Nassir Abad residents.

The demolition of Nassir Abad and the resistance of its residents remind the desperate defense of the Warsaw Ghetto by Poland's Jewish minority who fought against the Nazi troops and their Panzer tanks.

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60 Iran squatters, police hurt in clashes

TEHRAN, July 12 (Reuters) - Some 40 Iranian protesters and 22 policemen and city workers were injured in clashes after authorities tried to destroy illegally built houses in a poor Tehran suburb, the official news agency IRNA said on Thursday. It said riot police arrested 30 people after residents in Nassir-Abad, west of the capital, threw stones at officers and set fire to three bulldozers and several other vehicles used by municipality workers to raze their homes on Wednesday.

Police shot in the air and used tear gas to restore order in the district, home to 24,000 people, mostly labourers, after demonstrators damaged shops, cars and government buildings, according to IRNA.

Tehran's poor suburbs, home to millions of people who have moved to the capital in search of jobs, have been the scene of frequent protests against the lack of basic services or clashes over attempts by the municipality to remove squatters.

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Anti-riot police arrest 30 protesters southeast of Tehran

BBC Monitoring Service
Jul 12, 2001

Text of report in English by Iranian news agency IRNA

Shahriar, 12 July: Police have arrested 30 people during a clash between anti-riot police and protesters who were outraged at the demolition of "illegally-built houses" at the hands of municipal officials in a village near Tehran, an informed source told IRNA Thursday [12 July].

The unnamed source said 40 protesters and 22 police officers and agents of the Tehran City Hall were injured after residents in the Nasirabad village [about 45 km southeast of Tehran] scuffled with municipal officials and ordinary police forces.

"Three bulldozers and four vehicles were set on fire by unknown mob," he said, adding, "the demolition of illegally-built houses has been stopped after the residents in Nasirabad threatened to block the road linking Shahriar to Tehran if the demolition of houses continues."

"The cops and City Hall agents sustained injuries after unknown assailants hurled stones at them," the source said.

He did not give an exact figure of those injured, but said, "the ordinary people were injured for their resistance against City Hall agents."

Police used tear gas and shot into the air to enforce order, the paper said, adding several people were injured and shops, cars and government buildings were damaged.

The village is home to 24,000 inhabitants, most of whom are labourers.

An unnamed member of the Nasirabad City Council told IRNA "the Tehran City Hall had not made any consultation with this council on demolition of houses."

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