Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Angry people in Peeranshahr confront the Regime's barbarous disciplinary guards

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
On Saturday, March 11th, the angry residents of Piranshahr (Kurdish town in Province of West Azerbaijan) clashed with the regime's brutal security forces. The regime's forces that have now made it a habit to loot and plunder shops and merchants in various towns and cities began shooting at shopkeepers in this town, killing one. The news of this brutal murder reached the citizens of Piranshahr in no time.

As the victim's body was being driven to the city morgue hundreds of seething people poured into the streets; the angry citizens began chanting anti-regime slogans and started marching toward the town's command headquarters, demanding that the killers be identified and punished for their crime. The regime's guards then open fire on the huge crowd of protestors that was becoming larger by the minute. The people who were not carrying weapons of any kind began to confront the security forces and were able to force them to retreat.

Several of the official government buildings were severely damaged and one of the patrol cars of the security forces was set on fire. Many were injured and the clashes went on for hours and it appears that in certain areas carried on into Sunday.