Courageous youth in Azadi Square took down Khamenei's banner. The repressive forces tried to disperse the people by tear gas. The protesters chanted “Bastard, bastard!”
IRGC Brigadier General Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, and former head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, fearful of the Iranian people's uprising said: "The problem of high cost and the challenge of financial and credit institutions is serious ... In any protest, it may be possible that hypocrites (referring to PMOI) and seditionists intrude but the people do not repeat their slogans, in return, the government and the parliament have to solve the problems. Inefficiencies cannot be compensated by words."
"It's not right to increase fuel price and other items without raising the incomes of the people," he said in a bold retreat from policy of increasing the prices of basic items and public goods. “The government and the parliament must give satisfactory answers to people's protests.”