In addition to the large-scale and violent uprising by the people of Shadegan and Shoush in Khuzistan Province, which left dozens killed or wounded, Bandar Anzali (north), Izeh (southwest) and Kohkilouyeh (western Iran) were the scenes of protest gatherings yesterday.
In Kohkilouyeh, extensive clashes broke out between residents and the suppressive forces. The State Security Forces opened fire on the crowd, wounding a man in the Chahar-Rousta region who was taken to hospital. Two others in the same region, one person in Dishmok area and another man in Sough region were injured in clashes. In Towlian village two more were wounded.
In the port city of Bandar Anzali, more than 1,500 residents, mostly teenagers, staged a protest in front of the governor's office and chanted anti-government slogans.
Local authorities immediately dispatched the State Security Forces to control the situation. The demonstrators have threatened to continue their protests in the coming days.
In Izeh, in the southwestern Province of Khuzistan, a group of people staged a protest gathering.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
February 20, 2000