People in Kurdish twon of Piranshahr protested killing of a young man, "Ebrahim Hameh Root(m)", on 16 December 2002. Thousands of Piranshahr inhabitants came to the streets of the city in the same day and assaulted on government buildings and Banks.During their protests they clashed with the suppressive forces of the Islamic regime, a number were wounded and tens of others were arrested.
Ebrahim was occupied with selling house neccessities. On 16 December 2002, while he was on his way back home from a market near the Iraqi border, suppressive forces of the Islamic regime opened fire on him without any reason.