According to reports from eyewitnesses, despite severe suppression by the Iranian regime, the people who are faced with this suppression are very aggressive with regime forces. The people are not afraid anymore and regime forces can do nothing about it, and are on the defensive.
Regime forces have even been forced to lower the arrests over social issues and improper veiling compared to a few months ago. Regime forces would rather not clash with people. On the other hand, problems and pressures on the people have led them to not follow rules and regulations.
Three weeks ago, traffic police stopped a motorcycle driver for not stopping for a red light. The biker parked his motorcycle and beat the police officer.
The security conditions are very bad and women and girls cannot be out after 10 or 11 pm. They are not safe from being stabbed, kidnapped or taken hostage for money. Despite the serious pressure of rising prices, people say that they are willing to tolerate the pressures because of the sanctions to get rid of the regime. The realty business is still stagnant. Despite the fact that the price of property has almost decreased by half, people still do not buy any property.
In government offices, about 90 percent of employees take bribes to make a living. Without this, they cannot make a living and people’s problems will not be solved. Addiction is also a major problem and the Iranian regime actually encourages this with various methods.
Regime boosts suppresive measures in Universities
The Iranian regime has heightened its suppressive measures in Universities out of fear of student protests. According to reports, a set of rules have been posted in front of the entrance of the School of Psychology at Alameh Tabatabai University in Tehran about the separation of entrances for boys and girls.
According to a student in the Islamshahr Free University, with the start of the academic year, the protection department, which is in charge of harassing students, has stepped up its suppressive measures and harasses students over their clothes and veil more than last year.
In the Bimeh Aku College, Protection agents are looking to separate girls and boys and do not even let them say hello to each other.
Also in the Shiraz University dormitory, strict security measures have been carried out by regime forces.
Security forces raid coffee shop, beat and arrest several youths
Four days ago before 8pm in Vanak Street, security forces raided a coffee shop on the fourth floor of the Ayineh Mall and violently beat the girls and boys there. They then arrested and took them away. They used very vulgar language while beating them. The shop owners in the mall immediately closed their shops and left the shopping center.
Basij forces arbitrarily summon and threaten locals
In the past few weeks, a number of Basij centers in Tehran have summoned people over the phone to the mosques in their neighborhoods and forced them to give pledges that they would not participate in any protests. These Basij forces are given lists of those who participated in post election protests for summoning. These people are mistreated and harassed and intentionally terrorized. This is while no official institution has issued these summons and they are arbitrarily carried out.