Tehran, Oct. 1 Plain-clothed agents of the State Security Forces (SSF) in Shahre Kord (central Iran) arrested over 100 motorcyclists on Sep. 28, eye-witnesses said. All the motorcycles were confiscated and taken to the local SSF headquarters parking lot.
The arrests are part of a new crackdown on youth and motorcyclists. The tough measures are in response to rising public discontent over government policies.
I personally saw 10 young men being taken away, a local resident who wished to remain anonymous said.
Those arrested were confined and interrogated for several hours.
Officials have not given any reason as to why the motorcyclists were arrested.