The Iranian government has been using Basij militia forces to quell opposition demonstrations. But don’t worry, they’re not armed:
“Since Basij forces entered the scene on June 16, they never used any weapon in the missions entrusted on them and they were just equipped with some tools for their personal defense in their missions,” General Abdullah Araqi, an IRGC Commander in charge of Tehran Province, said today. ((Thanks to Karin Kosina.))
“Some tools for their personal defense”? Would that be the clubs or the razorblades?