All events occurred in Tehran unless noted otherwise. All times are Tehran local time 24 hour clock.
1340 - In Valiasr Street on the Zartosht intersection Special Guards Forces are attempting to disperse the protesters. Bassij forces threaten the protesters. the Bassij forces are very afraid. A number of Bassiji got stuck among the protesters and they ran away. When the people attack the security forces run away.
1410 - An eyewitness said that crowds are very large in western Tehran in teh area of Somayeh - Quarani street and they are chanting anti-government slogans. In other locations including near Azadi Square, the crowds are also very large. the security forces closed all of the streets leading to this square but the people resisted. The fire and smoke in Azadi Square can be seen from far away.
Arak 1330 - Protesters in this city clashed with security forces.
1500 - There are still clashes under the Hafez Bridge. People from other areas are coming to the bridge. Special Guards forces and Bassiji severely beat the people but the protesters resist them. Several highways including the Chamran Highway have been shut down.
Ashoura- tearing Khamenei’s picture and sayings- Dec.27, 2009
Ashoura- Tehran Baharestan St. Dec.27, 2009
Ashoura-In Baharestan people chant against Khamenei- Dec.27, 2009
Isfehan 1500 - A demonstration started outside the house of Ayatollah Taheri at about 1200 and is still going on. About 2000 people have gathered there. Bassij forces have shut down the streets near his home but the people are standing their ground and are chanting “death to the dictator” and Allah O Akbar”. A number of people were injured and several were arrested. Plainclothes agents are filming the faces of the protesters but the people are not leaving.
1600 - according to two eyewitnesses, security forces ran over a young man twice with their car. the forces would go back and forth in the crowds with their cars and suddenly speed over people.
All events occurred in Tehran unless otherwise noted. All times are Tehran local time 24 hour clock.
1440 - There were clashes in Shamiran. Bassij forces arrested people and took them away. Motorists honked their horns and displayed the V sign.
1430- Those who were shot were taken to Sasan Hospital. Protester torched a motorcycle near Laleh Park. About 26 motorcycles were burned.
1520 - Security forces opened fire on the protesters in Azadi square and Imam Hossein Square. they threw grenades at people that contained small stones. Ambulances were constantly going and coming in Imam Hossein Square.
1540 - A number of State Security Forces refused to shoot directly at protesters. According to an eyewitness in Engelab-Azadi Street the regime evacuated a number of State Security Forces and Bassij bases in Tehran to prevent the people from seizing the weapons stored there. This occurred about 1400. Reports are that teh security forces are very tired and exasperated. they were beaten by the people in many places.
Eyewitness report: In Enqelab the crowds were moving towards Firdosi Square. Wherever we chanted, the crowds became more unified. The best slogan was ‘this is the month of blood, Yazid (referring to Khamenei) will be toppled’. Special Guards Forces attacked us and forced us to retreat back to the Vahdat Hall. But we booed them back. We suddenly saw Bassij forces on motorcycles on the bridge coming towards us with guns and shooting. One of the Bassij forces lost his balance when he saw the large crowds and fell from his bike.
We torched his motorcycle and beat him as well. We chanted addressing the Bassij forces as ‘the leader’s puppies’. A person said that in the Valiasr Intersection protesters had taken the batons and other equipment from security forces and said that protesters outnumbered Bassij forces in that area. Suddenly, the Bassij forces on bikes went aside to open the way for Special Forces who were sitting two on a motorcycle and they charged us.
While I was running away in the alleys I turned back for a second and saw that a Special Guards agent had a middle aged man on the ground. There was only one thing to do so I shouted ‘leave him alone!’ and the agent ran away. I raised my hand and made the V sign with my fingers…
1700 - the security forces have lost control of the situation. Tehran resembled a war zone today. Protester set fire to a riot police installation in College street. They also burned several cars resembling buses and several people were arrested. In Taleqani there were reports that police from the local stations opened fire on the people. The nightly mourning ceremony, Shame Ghariban, will be held in Mirdamad and Mohseni.
1730 - Security forces have shut down Ferdosi Street up to Tehran University. Amir Kabir University and Sharif University. Helicopters are patrolling in the air. The regime is afraid otf the Shame Ghariban (nightly mourning ceremony).