November 9, 2010 • 11:24p11
Riot police go on alert in impoverished regions of western Iran
Riot police and Special Guards Forces in the State Security Forces have gone on full alert in the impoverished regions of western Iran on the verge of the implementation of the Smart Subsidy Plan to prevent widespread
protests and reactions from the people. These forces have gone into full alert as directed by a secret announcement to create an atmosphere of fear and terror and prevent any kind of protests the people may have in reaction to this plan and high prices.
In the past week in the Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Ilam and Lorestan, riot police carried out military marches. These forces were equipped with electric batons and tear gas and put on a show of power in groups of 30 in the main and crowded centers of these towns. These forces have been stationed in these areas and have carried out strict security measures.
In light of the high rate of unemployment and poverty in the western Kurdish areas in Iran, the government is afraid of protests in these areas and has readied its forces for all kinds of popular reactions.
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