On Tuesday July 13 around 18:00, on the eighth day of Bazaar strike, in a vengeful attempt and in a bid to force Bazaar merchants to break their strike, Security Forces attacked two shopkeepers in the Shoemakers Bazaar and wounded them. People on the scene and other merchants who were on strike in their shops rushed to the aid of the victims. No serious injuries were reported.
Chanting ‘Death to dictator’, the people and merchants clashed with the security agents and expelled them from the Bazaar.
On Tuesday, the merchants of Tabriz and Gonbade-Kavoos (northeast) Bazaars joined the strike.