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By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, March 15, people throughout Iran celebrated the annual Fire Festival by setting up bonfires and exploding firecrackers. In various places public trash bins were set ablaze to show opposition to the ruling clique. Pictures of the Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani were also set on fire. In some districts anti-establishment slogans were chanted by the people. The state-run Fars News Agency reported that there have been 130 cases of uncontrolled fires, including trash bins and vehicles that were set ablaze.

NCRI - Fearful of student protests, the Iranian regime has stationed suppressive forces on a massive scale in the streets and squares around Tehran and Sharif Industrial universities. The Basij forces and the anti-riot units of the State Security Forces (SSF) have set up checkpoints in Engelab Square and Azadi Street. Regime’s elements apprehensively inspect vehicles in this district and prevent traffic on foot to Azadi Street. At Tehran University, regime’s intelligence elements check student IDs and prevent students from other universities from entering.

In many cities the Iranian regime obstructed ceremonies related to the Student Day upon various pretexts. In Qom, the program related to the Student Day was cancelled and instead burial ceremony was held for regime’s hirelings that had died in Syria. In the universities of Hamedan and Ahwaz debates that were to be held in these universities were all cancelled. The Student Day program at Medical Sciences University of Shahrekord was also cancelled on pretext of disruptions.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 7, 2015

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NCRI - A group of plainclothes agents from the Iranian regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and  members of Basij para-military forces raided a music concert hall on Thursday in the city of Yazd.

In the run-up to International Workers’ Day, the Iranian regime issued warnings against its citizens organizing any demonstrations or events to publicly mark the occasion. Reports indicate that Iranian intelligence officers went so far as to meet with individuals who were suspected of being labor organizers, in a series of specific attempts at government intimidation.

Anumber of labor activists have been detained in the Iranian capital as they gathered to observe International Workers' Day on May 1. The activists were among dozens of workers who were aiming to stage a protest outside the Labor Ministry and also at another location, in western Tehran. 

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