On Tuesday 14 March different cities of Tehran such as Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Yasouj, Shahr-e Kurd and Baneh turned Fire Feast (last Wednesday of the year) to the scene of confrontation and expression of hatred of the velayat-e faqih ominous system.

In Tehran, Fire Feast was widely celebrated at the Mother sq., the third and fourth squares of Tehranpars, and Enghelab and Imam Hossein squares. At the Fifth Avenue of Nirou Hawaii, youth threw firecrackers in front of police vehicle that damaged the front part of the vehicle, causing fear of the suppressive forces. In Tehranpars, youth also burned a large portrait of Khomeini and Khamenei.

In Mashhad youth threw Molotov cocktails at the headquarters of the repressive Bassij organ at Vakil Abad Boulevard. The youth of Shahr-e Kurd set up fire all across the city, threw Molotov cocktails at police forces and clashed with them. In Isfahan, the sound of explosions can be heard all over the city. In Baneh, people celebrated using grenades and firecrackers and fireworks.

Repressive police forces do not get out of their vehicles in fear of the wrath of the youth. In yasouj, the sound of firecrackers and youth's activities are heard since noon.

Fire Feast was celebrated while repressive forces had a dense presence with motorized patrols in the streets seeking to intensify the atmosphere of intimidation in the society. During recent days, the state-run media continually broadcast the ridiculous fatwa of Khomeini and his affiliated mullahs on disapprobation of Fire Feast and calling it sinful. Police chief Hossein Ashtary threatened to seriously deal with the aggressors and violators of the people's rights. Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia said: "In case those who disturb the order cause inconvenience, the police will confront seriously." (Tasnim, March 14th )

However, the regime's officials failed to hide the main cause of their fear of this national celebration. Saad, a member of the regime's parliament said, "The Fire Feast in recent years has turned from a traditional one to a dangerous ceremony."

The people, especially the youth, ridiculed demagogic comments of the regime's officials who had been trying to dissuade people from participating in this celebration by referring to those who were killed in the Plasco Building blaze. By holding these celebrations in every corner, they voiced their hatred of all this deception.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 14, 2017

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