France 24 reported on the violence committed by security forces during the January 12 demonstration in Tehran causing women’s injuries. France 24 says, A shotgun carried by a man in plainclothes, three women bleeding 70 metres away, teargas fired at screaming protesters… amateur videos filmed along Tehran’s Azadi Street on January 12 show that Iran’s security forces are still inflicting pain and injury on their citizens.”
Azadi Street videos show women injured; plainclothes man with shotgun
Another part of this report on women’s injuries says: The France 24 Observers have verified five amateur videos that were filmed on Tehran’s Azadi Street on January 12. The videos were circulating via Telegram, the messaging app popular in Iran.
One video shows a group of five police officers in green uniforms with two men in plainclothes, one of them holding a shotgun. Distinctive features in the video show that it was filmed on Azadi Street, at the corner of Ostad Moein Street. The man in plainclothes is seen running east with the shotgun.
Two other videos were filmed 70 metres further east on Azadi Street. One shows two women wounded in the leg, with blood on the ground; the other shows a third woman, also wounded in the leg.
Protesters wounded on pedestrian bridge
Another video shows protesters gathered on a pedestrian bridge. Shots are heard, and metallic pings as projectiles hit the metal of the bridge. An eyewitness told France 24 he saw two of his friends get shot on the bridge, one in the head and one in the leg. He said they were taken to hospital for surgery.