These from our friends in Iran.
Tehran, July 6, 2010. Schism at the top of the regime is opening its way to Majlis. Ali Motahari a member of regime’s parliament from Khamenei’s band announced: “a new fraction will officially start its work probably since next week and it is recruiting members now”. Trying to cover the schism, the state-run site of Asre Iran wrote: “the founders of this fraction believe that there has been no branching in the fraction of hardliners but this new fraction is a ‘trend of thought consisted of both hardliners and reformers”.
July 5, 2010. The head of regime’s Majlis, Larijani said: “after the presidential election events formed a new sedition within the Establishment and in confrontation with the Establishment and still a part of it exists and shows up once in a while. We can not say that the sedition is completely over. Warning regimes bands who confronting each other he said: “in global aspects we are in a condition that if we are sending a clear message to the enemies of Islam, westerners and US in particular, we must have one voice within the Establishment. In such a condition the enemy puts pressure on us to retreat from our principles so it is enough for them to hear the voice of disunity. They will take advantage of it”.
Mullah Alamolhoda regime’s Friday Imam in Mashad said: “our foreign enemies and the head of sedition thought that after 30 years from the revolution the doctrine of Velayat-e-Faghih is done with and the sought to eliminate the Velayat and the leadership in the country”. Daryoush Ghanbari from the defeated fraction said: “some seek their interests in disputes. They want disunity in the country and through this disunity they had stroke hardest on the country”.
Tehran, July 6, 2010. Since the early hours of July 6 in protest to the economical policies of Ahmadinejad’s government merchants of Tehran’s Great Bazaar started a strike. The strike started from the main sections of the Great Bazaar namely: Abbasabad Bazaar, Amirkabir Sarai, Hajabodoleh Timcheh, Hosseini Sarai, Zaid Bazaar, Pachenar Bazaar, Shoemakers Bazaar, Textile –sellers Bazaar, Hamam Chal Bazaar, Shah’s Mosque Bazaar as well as other parts of the Great Bazaar and they were all closed.
This thorough strike horrified the government and immediately at 10 am a great number of security forces were deployed there to break the strike. This strike which comes on the eve of July 9 Uprising made regime to panic. The pulse of countries trade was disrupted. The main reason for the strike was the increase of 70% in taxes as well as governments economical and financial policies.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. Almost the whole Great Bazaar is closed at 8.45 am in particular Gold-sellers bazaar, Charso Kochak, Carpet-sellers Bazaar, Fabric-sellers Bazaar, Sabze Maidan, Shoe-sellers Bazaar, Saraye Booali, Abbas Abad Bazaar are closed and the merchants and shopkeepers have not opened their shops.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. At 9.30 am the Great Bazaar is closed in section of Nasser Khosro, Pele Noorozkhan, Pamenar, Outfit-sellers Bazaar and they are on strike. The south region of Bazaar is completely closed. Regime’s suppressive forces were present trying to open the shops by force.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. An eyewitness at Sabze Maidan region said: Bazaar is still closed. A great number of Bazarries in Kiloie Bazaar and Fabric-sellers Bazaar have gathered around Imamzadeh Zaid and are waiting. The atmosphere is uneasy and it is possibility of demonstration and clashes any minute. The number of crowd increases each minute.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. Before noon a group of students joined the protesters of Bazaar in Sabze Maidan.
As soon as one of the students tried to tape the scene he was attacked by suppressive forces and viciously beaten by baton. He was immediately arrested and transferred to unknown location.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. The elements of regime at Khajenasir University wanted to close the dormitory yesterday in fear of students uprising on the excuse that they want to pesticide the premises but the students resisted and the dormitory is open.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. Bazaaries, students and other protesters in Sabze Maidan chanted anti-regime slogans of ‘death to dictator’, ‘the victory is God’s and the victory is close – death to the deceptive government’.
Tehran- July 8, 2010 . The number of Bazaari and student protesters gathered in Sabze Maidan and around it has reached 500.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. Early morning Guards forces started attacking people and arrested a few. Our reporter who went forward to tape the scene was arrested too. One of suppressive agents took a cell-phone that had taped some scenes and crushed it on the ground. The place was crowded with people who came from Bazaar. SSF filled two of its vans with arrested people.
Tehran- July 8, 2010. One of the merchants of Bazaar said that Bazaar will be closed today and the Goldsmith’s guild has announced too that they will join the strike from Sunday. Security forces are all over Bazaar.
Tehran, July 8, 2010. To show that the closure of Bazaar on Thursday is normal regime announced in its TV channels that Bazaar is closed because it is the anniversary of the martyrdom of the seventh Imam of Shiites. It claimed that the black piece of cloth above the main entrance of Shoemakers Bazaar is the sign! Never in Iran has this day been an official holiday so that Bazaar would close because of that.
Tehran, July 8, 2010. The center of control of Mohammad Corps which is responsible for popular uprisings in Tehran gave its report to the IRGC’s Command and the commander of Sarallah Base. The report shows the situation until July 7 at 1530.
The guilds and sections closed today in Bazaar were:
1-Tea, food, biscuits and chocolate guilds closed since 10 am today.
2-Tea Bazaar of Abbas Abad, Kiloees Bazaar, Hamam Chai Bazaar and Mecgarha Bazaar were closed.
3-Carpet and fabric bazaars were totally closed.
4-Gold, outfit and Noroozkhan bazaars were shut.
5-From the whole Bazaar only some minor sellers in Gold Bazaar were slightly active.
6-On Wednesday morning there was a session in which security forces and the officials demanded Bazaaries to resume activity but they didn’t accept.
7-The merchants demanded that the taxes go back to their former amount.
As the note it is written in the report:
In this manner Bazaar will be closed till Sunday because Saturday is the birthday of prophet Mohammad and thus it is closed.
Tabhriz – July 8, 2010 – 1215 pm – Carpet merchants in the Tabriz Bazaar was on strike today .
Mashhad – July 8, 2010 – All the jewelers in the Mashhad Bazaar went on strike today.