Tabriz’s roofed bazaar was still on strike on July 19, 2010. Molana Bazaar was on strike on July 18th. The strike is spreading to the shopkeepers in the city center.
On Monday July 19th, the whole Bazaar of Tabriz and the streets leading to it were flooded with Plainclothes and Intelligence agents. They mixed with the crowds and started speaking with them to identify the strikers. They then arrested them.
Security forces and intelligence agents attacked some large malls in Tabriz and by using iron rods and levels opened the shops by force. They beat mall guards, and even old men with batons and shockers. They then issued high fines for the shopkeepers to pay. Some of the guild’s members were arrested and transferred to an unknown location.
Iran student’s committee