Friday, 2 April 2010:
On the Iranian New Year’s Day 13 celebrations (Sizdeh-Be-Dar or a tradition symbolizing the rejection of evil on day 13 of the year) the Tehran residents turned the event into a display of their anger and hatred toward the clerical regime.
Protests and clashes in Orumieh and Esfahan A large crowd of protesters gathered on a bridge over the Orumieh Lake on Friday, on the occasion of the Day 13 of the Iranian New Year, Sizdeh-be-dar chanting anti-regime slogans. The suppressive forces fired teargas to break up the crowd and made several arrests. Demonstrators protested against reactionary policies of the regime and drying up of the well-known Orumieh Lake.
Clashes and hit and runs in Tehran’s Jannat Abad A large number of courageous people and youths of Jannat Abad (northwestern Tehran), who had formed a gathering to celebrate the 13th day of Iranian New Year in woodlands near the Iran Pars juncture, continued their celebrations with chants of “death to dictator.” Cheers by other youths and car horns were mixed together increasing the noise.
“Down with the principle of velayat-e faqih” chanted in Tehran’s Chitgar Park Tehran residents staged protests in Chitgar Park today to mark Sizdeh-be-dar, the Day 13 of the Iranian New Year. They expressed their hatred toward the clerical regime by chanting “Down with Velayat (Supreme Leader of the clerical regime).”
Dozens arrested or wounded in anti-regime demonstrations in Tehran Tehran residents who had gone to Park-e Shahr for the occasion of the Day 13 of the Iranian New Year known as Sizdeh-be-dar staged anti-regime demonstration adjacent to Bab Homayoun Street chanting “Down with Khamenei” and “Khamenei is a murderer, his rule is illegitimate.” Protesters clashed with suppressive forces and resisted their attack.
Young people in Esfahan clash with suppressive agents Clashes in Aineh Park of Esfahan have continued and a number of agents of the clerical regime have been beaten up by young people in hit and run skirmishes.
Protests and clashes in Tehran At about 16:00 local time, people staged demonstrations in Daneshjou Park of Tehran chanting “Khamenei is a murderer, his rule is illegitimate.” During clashes with suppressive forces some 15 protesters were arrested.
Protesters chanting “Khamenei is a murderer, his rule is illegimate” clash with suppressive forces Despite heavy atmosphere of repression, people in Esfahan turned the traditional celebrations on the Day 13 of the Iranian New Year into protests against the clerical rule. People and youths demonstrated in Esfahan’s Aineh Park chanting “Down with Khamenei” as a gesture of rejecting evil on Day 13. Young people clashed with suppressive forces when they were attacked by them.
Suppressive measures step up, mobile phones cut off The Iranian regime, in fear of protests on the Day 13 of the Iranian New Year (Sizdah-be-dar traditional celebrations), has set up check points and inspection posts in most of Tehran’s main streets and public places. Cars and passersby are being stopped and searched. The suppressive measures are more intense in Azadi Square and Enghelab Square where more people gather to celebrate Sizdah-be-dar.
“Khamenei is a murderer, his rule is illegitimate” chanted protesters in Tehran’s Melat Park On the Iranian New Year’s Day 13 celebrations (Sizdeh-Be-Dar or a tradition symbolizing the rejection of evil on day 13 of the year) the Tehran residents turned the event into a display of their anger and hatred toward the clerical regime.
Chants of “down with the principle of velayat-e faqih” echo on Tehran’s roof On Thursday night, April 1, 2010, the courageous people and youths of Tehran’s Shahrak-e Gharb district took to their rooftops to voice their hatred towards the religious fascism ruling Iran by chanting “God is great,” “death to dictator” and “down with the principle of velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule).”