More than 200 wounded in Tabriz as Revolutionary Guards open fire on thousands of antigovernment demonstrators

The clerical regime's Revolutionary Guards opened fire on thousands of demonstrators in the northwestern city of Tabriz who were protesting against the mullahs' repressive policies. More than 200 protesters were wounded and 50 were arrested.

The demonstration and the ensuing clashes began at 1 pm and went on for four hours. Demonstrators started their protests in the city's Chehelmetri district and spread to other neighborhoods, reaching as far as Davachi district.

Units of Revolutionary Guards were dispatched to the scene to disperse the protesters. They countered the demonstrators by firing tear-gas first and then began shooting at the crowd with live ammunition.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 8, 2000

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