Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Dozens injured or arrested in Iran-Bahrain soccer riots

SMCCDI (Information Service):
Dozens have been injured or arrested following the riots which rocked main Iranian cities, yesterday night, at the issue of Iran's win over Bahrain for the qualification of the 2006 World Cup soccer games. READ MORE

Tens, including many females, have been hospitalized due to the brutality used by Islamic regime's plainclothes men and members of the paramilitary Bassij force.

Several demonstrators have been injured due to the use of acid or knives while many other have been wounded by heavy clubs or chains.

Special sections of the security force's elite brigades started, in most cities, their massive crackdown after midnight by attacking those maverick demonstrators who persisted to stay and denounce the Islamist dictatorship.

In many cities, such as, Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz and Mashad, angry demonstrators retaliated to the brutal attacks with pieces of stones, clubs, martial art and incendiary devices.

In the Greater Tehran's areas of Madar, Hafthose, Rey, Saadat Abad, Guisha, Sadeghie, Vali-e Asr, Eslamshahr, Tajrish and Azadi heavy damages were inflicted to public materials and buildings. Windows of tens of buses and offices or commercial entities affiliated to the Islamic regime were smashed by demonstrators.

Some of the Capital's avenues, such as, Azadi or Enghelab were covered with pieces of broken glace.

Most of regime's propaganda devices, such as, its sham electoral propaganda were brought down or set on fire.

Several militiamen were also injured in those clashes and several patrol vehicles or Militia's motorbikes were damaged or torched.

The National exasperation is to the point that young male demonstrators had in most occasion to create security belts around maverick females who persisted to stay and 'fight'.

The regime had tried to take the lead in order to calm the Iranians by offering celebration ceremonies but once again, Iranians turned them against it.