Iran Regime’s Official to People: If You Want to Protest, Go to Stadiums
If You Want to Protest, Go to Stadiums! top official in the Iranian capital said on Friday, as the regime seeks ways to prevent calls for regime change spilling onto the streets of Iranian cities.
Written by Shamsi Saadati.
Iranians who seek to protest against the regime should do so only in remote stadiums, away from the main city squares, a top official in the Iranian capital said on Friday, as the regime seeks ways to prevent calls for regime change spilling onto the streets of Iranian cities.
In an interview with the state-run website Etemad Online, on December 6, 2019, Shokrollah Hassan Beigi, Political and Social Deputy Governor of Tehran, while referring to Article 27 of the regime’s Constitution, announced: “After various reviews and experts’ works, finally two stadiums in Tehran were dedicated for people’s assembly.”
Article 27 of the Iranian regime’s constitution states: “Public gatherings and marches are allowed so long as the participants do not carry arms and are not in violation of the fundamental principles of Islam.”
While expressing fear of the possibility that a new series of anti-regime protests might erupt in public places and on streets, Hassan Beigi said: “To avoid these problems, we have proposed open areas where the people’s assembly wouldn’t create traffic so they could gather and express their demands.”
Yet, as the Iranian regime is not able to tolerate these so-called “controlled and remote” protests, Hassan Beigi admitted: “The adoption of this plan has met legal barriers.”
“It is important to note that we have declared our readiness to let those who truly want to protest to hold their gatherings. We want the people to know that the government listens to their demands, to their criticisms and even listens to its opponents. So, people can apply for a license to protest, and we will provide them with places under the circumstances mentioned earlier so we could provide them with safety,” he added.
The nationwide Iran protests began on November 15 over the regime’s sudden increase of fuel and gas prices and quickly turned political and spread to at least 189 cities, with chants of ‘Death to the dictator.’ More than 1000 protesters were killed by the regime’s security forces, and another 12000 have been arrested. The protests began with peaceful gatherings in front of the state-affiliated institutions and gas stations, yet the security forces opened fire on protesters.
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In answering the question of “Why the recent protests which were peaceful at the beginning turned into riots,” Hassan Beigi said: “If there are places where protesters could gather and we could provide their security no one will be able to misuse these protests.”