Iranian police gunned down two protestors on Thursday evening, according to an eyewitness, ABC reported.
"We crossed paths of hundreds of security officers, but they didn't believe we were part of [the] protest," he told ABC's Lara Setrakian in an e-mail.
The eyewitness was among the protesters near Keshavartz Bould in Tehran when police opened fire. Neighborhood residents took the fleeing residents into their homes.
"As soon as we came out of the houses, they continued to use the tear gas and batons. We ran, but it was no use. A young girl and young man were killed in front of us," he wrote.
"We were in the red zone and it was nothing less than war. Pray for us," he said.
According to the eyewitness, police violence continued unabated.
"One person had his arm shattered in different places and another had a broken skull," he wrote.
"Know that it was the disciplinary forces that fired the bullets and were attacking people with batons and tear gas. The plainclothes officers did not have batons. The had planks of wood to beat us to death," he said.
"The Ansar [special forces] were also there. They took a young guy right in front of us. The police were attacking people. Once they targeted someone, they would catch them and hit them to death," he wrote.
"After a lot of running away and chasing, we tried to get out of being encircled by police. The only option seemed like suicide," the eyewitness said.
"We had to cross them, passing through hundreds of officers. They did not think that any protestors would come toward them so they didn't think we were part of the demonstration," he wrote.
In a separate incident, plainclothes policemen attacked students in Amir-Kabir University's dormitories in Tehran.
Reports that government security forces beat the students and dormitory guards, inflicting heavy casualties, have yet to be confirmed.
According to early reports, the forces destroyed classrooms, showers and a prayer hall.
Source: Ynet news