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Mr. Valadbaygi posted this photograph on TwitPic, which he said was shot on Wednesday October 3 as riot police officers ran down Saadi Street, which intersects with Manouchehri, to confront protesters, as smoke billowed from fires or tear gas.

photo of Bazaar shut down


Protests Scheduled in Khomeini Square in Tehran Iran Tomorrow - Pro-Democracy Activists Hope Protests will Spread and Bring Down Iranian Regime

Rhonda Spivak, October 3, 2012

[Editor's note: Post this article and photos on your facebook pages, and use all social media to help this information go around the world]

Iranian pro-democracy activist Caspian Makan says that he has been in touch with protestors in Iran, and "a big protest has been announced in Tehran in Khomeini Square, as well as Enqelab Square and Valiasr Square for tomorrow. " The protests so far are economic protests but we are hoping that thousands of people will come out and that the protests that began today will grow and spread tomorrow and in the future, so that ultimately the Iranian Regime will fall."

Makan who is the fiance of the female protester Neda, whose face went around the world as she was shot in the Iranian protests of 2009, escaped from Iran after being tortured in the infamous Evan prison in Iran. He did so by walking through the mountains of Afghanistan until he reached Ankara, and then ultimately arrived in Canada. I first wrote about him in the  Jerusalem Post, "It will be a long and difficult path, but we'll get there',Iranian dissident Caspian Makan speaks out in memory of his slain fiancée, hopes for secular, democratic government in his country.

Makan became aware of these photos that appear in this article from contacts in Tehran. The first one [which was cropped by the Winnipeg Jeiwsh Review] appears to have been taken from a car [Saeed Valadbaygi, via TwitPicAn image posted online by an Iranian blogger, said to show riot police officers running along Saadi Street in Tehran to confront protesters.] Makan hopes that readers will post these photos on facebook pages such that the internet will be flooded with these images, to embolden the protesters in Iran to continue to take to the streets.

"Iranian protestors are sending SMS messages through their phones, and using social media to pass on the word about the protests scheduled for tomorrow, " Makan says.

Today thousands of Iranians took to Tehran streets protesting against the regime following the latest economic crisis with the Iranian economy plummeting and the Iranian currency “rial” constantly loosing value and forcing Iranians into an even deeper line of poverty.

As Sayah Hassan, a Canadian Iranian lawyer says, "According to various news agencies The Tehran Bazaar on Ferdowsi street has been closed down by the merchants, as thousands of Iranians entered the bazaar in protest chanting slogans and encouraging the merchants to join them in their protests. Many banks in the area have also closed for the day.

"In Baharestan Ave. thousands of Iranians are protesting and shouting anti regime slogans such as “ Khamenei be aware, we are not your goons, we are the Iranian people, and Khamenei have some shame, leave Syria alone and think about the Iranian people.”

Makan adds that yesterday that the people in the Iranian city of Mashad also tried to protest.

Hassan says "Security forces are reported to be on the scene doing their best to put an end to the protests. There have been reports of tear gas being used on the protesters." [See third photo  for close up of Iranian police]

Hassan adds "This is the largest protest Tehran has seen in months, and hopefully the start of a wave of protests that will bring the Regime down!

The Winnipeg Jewish Review will continue to report on this story as it develops.

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