Monday, December 28, 2009
Anti-regime protests on night of Ashura at Tehran’s Kaj Square
According to a statement by the National Council of Resistance of Iran on Sunday, at around 20:30 local time, a large number of people in Tehran gathered at Kaj Square, northwest of Saadat Abad, and chanted anti-regime slogans. Drivers honked their horns in support of the people. Protestors chanted, “Muharram is the month of blood, Yazid will be overthrown,” comparing Yazid, the 7th century tyrant and caliph, to the clerical regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. NCRI added: They also chanted, “O, Hojjat Ibn al-Hassan, uproot the source of injustice,” “Death to Khamenei,” and other anti-Khamenei slogans. The state Security Forces (SSF), the paramilitary Bassij Force, and plainclothes agents who had masked their faces, used knives and nunchucks to attack and strike at protestors. A number of the protestors were injured and at least one person was arrested. The Bassij agents also broke the windshield and windows of cars that honked their horns in support of the protestors.
At least 5 protestors slain during Ashura uprising
According to the latest reports from the Social Headquarters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), at least 5 protestors were martyred at the hands of the regime’s forces during the courageous uprising of the people and youth in Tehran on Sunday, December 27, 2009. The dead bodies were taken to the morgue at Kahrizak (southern Tehran).