Today’s soccer/football match between Persepolis and Esteghlal Khuzestan held in Al Qadeer Stadium of Ahvaz, southwest Iran, became the scene of the city’s youth clashing with the repressive state police and anti-riot units. Many of the security unit members were injured as a result.
A number of the youth were also wounded and transferred to a nearby hospital. Security forces have closed all roads leading to the stadium to prevent people from joining the protesting youths, reported opposition sources.
Protesters across Iran also set fire to billboards of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in acts of defiance. In Ahvaz, Khuzestan, members of Rebellious Unit No. 313 set fire on a large poster of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the unelected leader of the Iranian regime and the person who has the last say on all matters of state. “This is Khuzestan,” members of Unit 313 say in the video they posted. “We are next to the Nakhl Square, I’m a member of Rebellious Unit 313 from Khuzestan, named after Mojahed Martyr Malek Sharai. We respond to fire with fire. Burn dictator! Burn!” reported sources in-country.
While insulting or offending the supreme leader in any way is considered a grave crime by the regime’s laws, in recent months, protests across the country were accompanied by shouts of “death to Khamenei” and “death to the supreme leader,” proving that the people of Iran are growing bolder in their opposition to the regime.