Thousands of Mashad residents protest execution verdict for a woman

More than 5,000 people in Mashad, northeast Iran, protested the verdict for the public execution of a woman. The protest held on the city's Fajr bridge continued from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, September 4, where the people chanted slogans against the regime's leaders.

The Revolutionary Guards Corps and the State Security Force intervened to disperse the crowd. The action, however, enraged the protesters and lead to extensive clashes between the two sides.

During the three-hour clash, demonstrators attacked government centers and Guards Corps' vehicles. They inflicted heavy damage to Mashad's district four municipality building and shattered the windows of several government buses.

Terrified of public fury and continuing clashes, the regime's officials refrained from executing the victim in public.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 10, 1998

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