Iran Uprising - No. 157
Following the demonstration of people of Kazerun, southern Iran, on Wednesday, May 16, the intelligence and security forces of the regime arrested a large number of people, especially the youth. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the police and security forces centers and called for the release of the detainees. Mullah Khorsand, the Friday Imam of the regime in Kazerun, went to the scene to deceive the protesters and disperse them, but the people heckled him and he fled.
The repressive forces first began firing tear gas and shooting in the air, but the people continued their protests and emphasized on the release of the arrested people. Then, the regime forces directly opened fire to the people. In the course of these clashes, at least two young people were killed and many were wounded and arrested.
The people of Kazerun defended themselves with stone and wood and set the police station on fire. The clashes spread to a large part of the city, including the streets of Revolution, Hamidi, and Palestine, and continued until midnight. At 1:00 AM a column of repressive forces from Shiraz entered Kazerun.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 26, 2018 (May 16, 2018)