A large number of protesters and security forces were killed and wounded during the eighty-two days of the nationwide protests.
There was also a lot of damage to government and private property.
During the nationwide protests, in addition to the dead, scores of citizens across the country were injured in various ways. According to news reports, these injuries are caused by beatings with batons, electric shocks, or because of the use of weapons such as pepper spray, tear gas, pellets, or plastic bullets, and in some cases, weapons of war, especially handguns.
According to news reports, military forces have used ambulances, public transit busses, and in some cases food trucks for the transportation of forces and equipment. Protesters’ defensive actions, as a result, have caused damage to around 60 ambulances in the country. In addition, law enforcement agencies have also used city schools as buses to store their gear and equipment in preparation to confront the protesters. Consequently, these places have sustained damage to their structure during clashes. The mayor of Tehran has also claimed that 43 public transit busses, 54 bus stations, and 25 firetrucks have sustained damage in the city.
Many pictures and videos published on social networks, as well as news reports that have been shared with HRANA, indicate the frequent use of handguns by law enforcement to quell the protests.
A major part of the anti-riot police deployed during the protests is coming from the forces of Islamic Republic Police (FARAJA), of which the special units (Yegan Vijeh) is the most visible in repressions.
The Basij force, especially the Imam Ali Security battalion and the Fatehin Special units, along with the police, were of the main bodies to suppress the protesters during the unrest in this period, and it seems that the most casualties sustained by government law enforcement were also from this group.
In addition, according to the reports received by HRANA, during the recent weeks, hundreds of arrested protestors have been transferred to Qarchak, Varamin, Tehran, Vakil Abad, Ilam, Evin and other prisons in the country.
Media outlets that are close to the government have claimed, however, that many of the personnel in the Basij and law enforcement have been injured in the protests. This claim is not, however, consistent with the available evidence. The heavy hand of the forces deployed against the protesters makes this less plausible.
Iran’s official media claimed the Iranian economy suffered damages to the tune of 800 or 100 billion tomans (the unofficial Iranian currency) due to the recent protests and strikes. Officials have claimed 460 bank branches and ATMs, and 61 ambulances were damaged. That bank shareholders have also lost tens of billions of tomans. In addition, the four-day closure of shops in 80 cities in the country, the destruction of 70 bus stations, 100 buses, 30 firetrucks, and 15 police cars have all been damaging to public services.
As usual, the Iran security apparatus tried to deny responsibility for the violence and damage to property and places and pin the blame on the protesters by publishing reports including coerced confessions from the detainees. However, pictures of security forces destroying houses and the personal property of citizens have been published on social networks.
The Fatalities in the Protests
HRANA has divided the information about the fatalities in the first 82 days of protests into three categories.
The first group is 481 people whose identities have been received by the HRANA News Agency. Verification of this batch is in progress. So far, the death of 251 people from this list has been directly verified and confirmed by HRANA, and other information is being investigated at the time of publication of this report.
Among the identities under investigation, 8% are women, 14% are children, and 78% are men. also, among the 265 identities whose exact or relative age has been determined, 68 are minors under the age of 18.