Protests on Tuesday in Iran began at around noon to mark the third anniversary of ‘Bloody November’ in 2019, when the government killed at least 1,500 protesters.

By early evening, protesters had come out at many locations in Tehran, blocking streets and putting large trash containers on fire. Similar scenes were reported from other cities.

The Tuesday protests were widespread and were the largest in the past one month. Still, we do not have a full picture of all gatherings and demonstrations across the country or number of any possible casualties. Two to three protester deaths have been reported but too soon to be certain.

Anonymous activists regularly issuing calls for demonstrations, announced a three-day period of protests starting Tuesday, November 15, the day when in 2019 security forces opened fire with military weapons on young Iranians who had come out to protest a sudden hike in gasoline prices.

In the next 3-4 days, the Revolutionary Guard, its Basij militia and police indiscriminately fired at people in the streets, even killing some bystanders. More than 10,000 were jailed without due process of law. Reuters at the time reported that Iran’s ruler Ali Khamenei had personally authorized security forces to use every means to put down the uprising.

The current protests that started in mid-September after Mahsa Amini, a young woman was killed in the custody of ‘morality police’, have lasted nearly two months, the longest and most serious challenge to the Islamic Republic, which has one of the largest trained and well-equipped suppression machines in the world.

An IRGC commander, Gholamreza Soleimani Tuesday announced the “Week of the Basij” and said 900,000 members of the paramilitary militia will participate in drills. This is an ominous sign of more potential bloodshed as protesters come out to mark the three-day anniversary.

So far, security forces have killed more than 340 protesters, according to human rights monitors and arrested an estimated 14,000 people. Government officials have widely threatened to execute many detainees, and a court in Tehran on Sunday sentenced the first protester to death, without a transparent trial and following due process of law.

By noon on Tuesday, people were demonstrating in Tehran’s bazaar as reports began to pour in about protests and strikes in other parts of the country. But larger protests are expected in the evening, as protesters prefer to gather in darkness.

Below, we will provided live coverage of events, by posting brief updates and videos. We divided content based on provinces to make it easier for you to follow. The most recent events are usually at the top of each heading.

The coverage ended at 01:18 Iran time on Wednesday, November 16.

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TEHRAN

Protesters have blocked a main street in west of Tehran to prevent security forces from using their vehicles.

At Tehran's Revolution square protesters set fire to a motorcycle belonging to special riot troops.

Security forces attack people in a Tehran metro station Tuesday.

Protests Tuesday evening in Saadat Abad district of Tehran.

Crowds begin to congregate in the early evening hours in Tehran. Here they are chanting "Khamenei will be out".

A large crowd chanting in Tehran, "This year is the year of blood Seyyed Ali will be gone", referring to Iran's 83-year-pld ruler Ali Khamenei.

Protesters blocking a street in Hassan Abad district of Tehran. A voice in the video says security forces are approaching.

Security agents placed inside Sina Hospital firing tear gas at protesters in the streets on Tuesday.

Protesters began to gather in the streets by midday. This is Sanaat square in Tehran.

Schoolgirls protesting in Tehran's Naziabad district after classes ended early Tuesday afternoon.

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UNIVERSITIES

Students at Chamraz University in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province chanting "Freedom, freedom".

Students at Kermanshah's Razi University, western Iran, protesting on Tuesday, chanting "This is the last message, Target is the whole regime."

Students in Khomeini-Shahr Universiaty, Esfahan Province.

Student protests also took place in Babol University, northern Iran.

Students at Tehran's Polytechnic University began a protest sit-in before noon on Tuesday but at 12:50 they were confronted by campus security that threatened them to end their gathering.

Students at the industrial university in Semnan chanting, "From Zahedan to Tehran, My life for Iran".

Students in a unique sort of protest in Sanandaj University.

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KORDESTAN PROVINCE

According to reports by Hengaw human rights monitoring group two people were shot dead by security forces in the province on Tuesday, One citizen was killed in Sanandaj and another in Kamyaran. Reports say that protesters overran a Basij militia base in Kamyaran.

Protests in the town of Ghorveh in the restive province with a majority of Iranian Kurds.

All markets nd retail businesses on strike in the town of Bukan.

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CENTRAL PROVINCE

All small businesses are on strike in Arak, capital of Central Province.

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EAST AND WEST AZARBAIJAN PROVINCES

Protesters set fire to the municipal building in the town of Bukan, West Azarbaijan Province.

Protests in Orumiyeh or Urmia. The tweet says, Azaris, Kurds and Armenia hand in hand protest and chant, "This year is the year of blood, Seyyed Ali will be gone."

All retailers and the traditional bazaar on strike in Tabriz.

Reports and images also show extraordinary security measures in Ardebil, northern Iran and a large presence of security forces.

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KHUZESTAN PROVINCE

Protests in Ahvaz, capital of the oil-rich Khuzestan province.

As evening fell, protesters gathered in force in Izeh, a town in Khuzestan.

Retail stores on strike in Kazerun, a small city in the oil-0rich Khuzestan, where there were no protests so far.

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KERMANSHAH PROVINCE (Western Iran)

Fierce protests in the town of Kamyaran, where security forces are firing at protesters with automatic weapons.

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FARS PROVINCE

Evening protests in Shiraz, capital of Fars Province.

Security forces firing on protesters from inside a mosque in Marvadasht.

People gathering in smaller groups in neighborhoods and block streets in preparation for the evening. This video is from Shiraz.

The traditional Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz, capital of Fars Province on strike in solidarity with ongoing protests.

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NORTHERN KHORASAN PROVINCE

General strike in Bojnourd, the provincial capital on Tuesday.

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ESFAHAN (Isfahan) PROVINCE

Protesters set large fires in the streets in the historic city of Esfahan, capital of Esfahan province.

People chanting "Freedom, freedom" in Shahin Shahr a town near the provincial capital Esfahan.

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GILAN PROVINCE

Security forces walking and firing guns as they try to scare people in the steets of the city of Rasht.

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BUSHEHR PROVINCE

Retailers and stores on strike in Bandar Genaveh port city on the Persian Gulf, which is a small city and so far there were no reports of protests.

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Hamedan

Protesters in the western city of Hamedan out in force chant "Freedom, freedom".

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KHORASAN-RAZAVI PROVINCE

Mostly young protesters in the religious city of Mashhad marching in the streets and chanting, "This year is the year of blood, Seyyed Ali will be gone". Some women in the video are seen without hijab.

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SEMNAN PROVINCE

A general strike in Garmsar on Tuesday. Semnan has been one of the quietest provinces in Iran during the past two months.

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ZANJAN PROVINCE

Protesters in the provincial capital, Zanjan, chanting "We shall fight, we shall die, but take back Iran".

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MAZANDARAN PROVINCE

In the city of Babol gunshots are heard as people protest despite the deployment of security forces.

Protests in the city of Amol, where residents have been at the forefront of the movement since September. At one point more than 100 security forces attacked protesters with everything even in some instances firing at them. Young protesters tried to spread into small streets and regroup.

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QAZVIN PROVINCE

Protesters in Qazvin the provincial capital chanting, "This year is the year of blood, Seyyed Ali will be gone," referring to Iran's ruler Ali Khamenei.

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HORMOZGAM PROVINCE

Thousands of people protested in a small town near the Persian Gulf, which shows the extent to which the popular unrest has spread throughout the country.

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