Uprising in Northwestern Iran – Statement No. 3
Demonstration in Abressan Square of Tabriz was more extensive than other locations. From 7 pm to 9 pm, over 5,000 people of Tabriz gathered at the square and chanted anti-government slogans. The Basij forces attempted to disrupt the demonstration; however, they were confronted by resolute youth. Consequently a number of the Basij elements were injured and taken to the hospital. Parts of the suppressive forces, like those in Abressan Police Station No. 17, are still on alert at midnight.
Angry demonstrators set ablaze three regime vehicles in Valeassr district and another five in the vicinity of the bazaar.
The uprising in Tabriz happens while since two days ago all security forces were on alert and all personnel leaves had been cancelled to prevent demonstrations from taking shape.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 3, 2011