MEK Iran: Iranians More Determined than Ever to Overthrow the Regime
Despite, and in some ways because of, the current situation, the Iranian people still believe that the best solution to all of Iran’s woes in to overthrow the mullahs’ religious dictatorship.
That’s why brave and rebellious young people, from the Iranian Resistance Units, which are a network of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK Iran) activists, have continued their anti-regime activities across the country. They chanted “[Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei the sinister leader, you are the real virus”, echoing the desire for a free and democratic Iran.
Across the country on Nowruz, Iranian Resistance Units laid flowers on the graves of those martyred during the November 2019 nationwide uprising, vowing to continue fighting for freedom. They could be seen in the cemeteries of:
- Bandar Gaz
- Shahre Kord
One day earlier, the rebellious youths in Tehran, Kerman, Isfahan, Eslamshahr , Mehr Shahr, Chabahar, Bandar Abas, and Shahre Kord set fire to posters, billboards, and banners that bore the image or message of regime officials, especially Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and deceased IRGC commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in January.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) March 28, 2020
In Shahreh Kord, the brave youth torched a sign of the paramilitary Basij forces, which are a branch of the terrorist-designated Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and are a major force in the crackdown on protests and the November nationwide uprising.
On March 17, young people in Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, Shiraz, Gorgan, Shahre Quds, Urumia, Sari, Kerman, Zahedan, Yazd, and Lahijan, set fire to banners, posters, images, and effigies of Khamenei during the annual Persian Fire Festival, which the mullahs have often tried to ban.
One young person in Yazd, while setting light to images of Khamenei, said:
“Did you think that the coronavirus could buy you some time [and people won’t come to the streets]? Yes, but you didn’t know something worse will come after that. It is just the beginning.”
The Iranian people believe that the solution to coronavirus outbreak, poverty, and oppression in Iran is overthrowing the mullahs’ religious dictatorship in its entirety.#Iran#COVID19 https://t.co/BdMamVyI3W
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) March 22, 2020
While in Urumia, members of the Resistance Units chanted:
- “The IRGC must be annihilated so that the oppressed people of Iran can be rescued. The regime must be crushed everywhere”
- “We’ll answer Fire with fire”
- “Damn [Regime Founder Ruhollah] Khomeini”