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Iran views: 'Police everywhere'

Iranians across the country are reporting streets full of security forces to prevent protests against the disputed presidential election results. The majority of people contacting BBC Persian and BBC News are opposition supporters - so we would like to hear from those supporting the government. Below is a selection of comments from BBC users in Iran.

Mehrdust, 25, Shiraz, via e-mail

Amateur video footage taken in Shiraz in recent days

Police are almost everywhere in the streets, especially in the places where chaos broke out on Saturday - Mollasadra Street and Eram Street.

Every 50m or so you can see a group of between five to 10 guards, sitting on the pavement.

There's been no sign of demonstrations in Shiraz since Saturday. Either people are waiting for something, or maybe they are just too scared.

I joined the protests on Saturday. The police were being really violent, hitting people with batons and using tear gas. There are no clear figures, but I believe at last 10 people were killed in Shiraz that night.

I saw a big group of mainly young people get arrested. The police response was unbelievable, completely different to the demonstrations I was at last week. They showed no mercy.

It seems as though the regime has managed to quell the protests in Shiraz, but I think this is the calm before the storm.

They cannot take people for granted and go on controlling everything. Especially now that they've shown their ugly face to the world, killing their own people in the streets, yet calling them rioters and terrorists.

Hossein, Esfahan, via e-mail

Video of unrest in Esfahan last week, sent in to BBC news

I haven't been out today yet, but yesterday there were policemen standing by every petrol station and bank.

It seems the city is back the way it was - there weren't any protests today or yesterday that I know of.

I think people are waiting for the final announcement of the Guardian Council and the reaction from Mr [Mir Hossein] Mousavi and Mr [Mehdi] Karoubi.

At nights you can still hear the sound of people shouting "Allah-o-Akbar" ["God is great"]. I don't join in because I think it's a symbol of Islam and I think the Islamic hardliners are the source of all this misery we are going through.

Most of the websites, including the BBC ones are still blocked. You can only access them through anti-filters. I'm using the Chinese software Freegate, which is working really well. Of the TV channels, only CNN is still getting through.

I think young people are more fearless now because they hadn't seen any street fights or resistance against the government before. Now they know what it's like, they are getting used to it.

Susan, 24, student, central Tehran, via e-mail

Security forces are placed strategically around Tehran to prevent people gathering. There have been no organised demonstrations since Saturday.

My father was in Haftom-e-Tir Square yesterday and told us they weren't letting people stand still for a second, and they were arresting anyone who argued.

I always believed in democratic reform rather than revolutionary action, which is why I took part in the election. But now they are killing democracy, so I have no choice but to demonstrate.

I join the rooftop protests every evening with my father and brother. We see and hear our neighbours taking part too, and the numbers have grown since Friday. Some people are afraid of being seen, so they wait until others have started shouting until they come onto their roofs.

We shout "Allah-o-Akbar" - God is great - and then "Ya Hossein, Mir Hossein" - which is us asking Imam Hossein to help us have Mir Hossein Mousavi as our president.

Some also end with "Marg bar dictator" - which means "Death to the dictator".

Amir, student in Kish island

About 20,000 people live on Kish Island off the southern coast of Iran. It is a free trade zone and attracts more than five million tourists a year.

I have just returned to Tehran, from Kish Island in southern Iran, where I am a student. I travel back and forth to Kish by plane.

The government normally has full control of the international branch of my university on the island. Despite this, on Monday evening we held a memorial event on campus for all the innocent people who have been killed by the Iranian regime in recent days.

There were more than 150 people - a big number for such a tiny place. The guards did not enter the campus because there were so many of us. They just warned us not to continue demonstrating when we left.

Students from other international universities on Kish Island tried to join us, but the guards did not let them.

E-mails sent to BBC Persian TV

I think protesters should keep demonstrating in their own ways. For example, those who work for official organisations should avoid going to work, or businesses could stay closed. In this way the government and the economy will suffer heavily, which will bring the government to its knees. Amir

The only way for the regime to survive is for the Guardian Council to oust Mr [Ali] Khamenei from leadership, otherwise the protesters would point their finger towards the whole regime.Ehsan

I think the only way out of this situation is for one side to retreat. I think it is the government and the president who should retreat from their position, and give the way to reformists.Hossein

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