A Basij militia attempted to prevent a vendor selling movie video CDs from doing his business. The vendor resisted the intrusion by the Basiji man which led to a clash between the two. This happened in Joumhuri Street district and nearby 30th Tir Ave on Jan. 18th. Soon other police agents and Basij and security arrived at the scene trying to arrest the vendor. The Basij agent asked police to confiscate the vendors’ property and arrest him. But a group of people at the scene and also other shop owners in this region came to the aid of the young vendor making the arrest so much more difficult.
Eventually, the vendor collected his items and moved to another location.