Residents in Azerbaijan, and Ardebil provinces storm government buildings
Stop Fundamentalism, May 26 â€“ In the fifth consecutive day of riots in the Azeri speaking provinces, yesterday thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Iranâ€™s north-western cities staging anti-government demonstrations.
In an attempt to stop the demonstrations from spreading, anti-riot units opened fire into the crowd, killing six demonstrators and wounding dozens of others.
The riots started when a state-run daily â€œIranâ€ published a cartoon insulting Iranâ€™s Azeri speaking people. According to some reports, about 27 percent of Iranians speak Azeri.
Tehran University’s dormitory was also the scene of anti-government protests by the students on May 23.
A commander of Iranâ€™s Security Forces said that the protests erupted during night time when anti-riot units were dispatched to the dormitory.
Reports indicate that the students clashed with the security forces and the protest spread to the surrounding streets.