Five-hour clash between residents of northern Tehran and State Security Force

Sunday, August 8, an intense clash broke out between a group of Tehran residents and the State Security Force which lasted five hours in the Park-e Mellat (Nation's Park), in northern Tehran.

The confrontation erupted at 7 p.m. when the State Security Force attempted to arrest a young couple, but faced a vehement protest by the local people and shopkeepers from the nearby market. People attacked the State Security Force and prevented them from arresting and taking away the girl.

The growing crowd chanted slogans like "death to the State Security Force," and "death to the Revolutionary Guards," expressing their abhorrence at the clerical regime. Fearing the spread of the protest to nearby streets, the State Security Force and the Bassij opened fire on the demonstrators whose numbers exceeded 1,000. The confrontation between the people and the regime's suppressive forces continued until midnight.

Dozens of people were arrested and many wounded in these clashes.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 11, 1999

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