Sporadic Protests in Tabriz and Urmia

HRANA News Agency – On Saturday, September 3, 2011, protestors in Tabriz and Urmia demonstrated in streets again to save Lake Urmia.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Iranian security forces were on alert since early Saturday morning throughout Tabriz and Urmia to confront protestors.As a result, clashes broke out in both cities.

Eyewitnesses in Urmia reported that Motahari and Taleghani streets were blocked by protestors, and a motorcycle was set on fire.Furthermore, clashes were reported in Atahie Street.

Other reports indicate that demonstrations have begun in Tabriz, and hundreds of protestors have poured into streets throughout the city.Clashes have been reported from Mohammadi Bazaar and Raste Alley, and fighting has spread into Qongha Bashi, Golestan Garden, Sayat Qabaghi.

Eyewitnesses have told HRANA that anti riot forces have shot tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at people in both cities in order to disperse the crowd.


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