Anti-government protest disrupts Tehran's soccer match

Thousands of spectators staged a protest Monday, February 2, during a soccer match between Tehran's Esteqlal and Fat'h teams. They chanted anti-government slogans and clashed with the State Security Forces and the Guards Corps.

Demonstrating their anger at the mullahs' regime, enraged spectators threw bottles, dislodged the seats and inflicted other damages on the stadium.

Despite their intervention, the Guards Corps and Intelligence Ministry agents failed to stop the protest. The demonstration continued until the end of the game.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
February 5, 1998

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