MEK: First Anniversary of November 2019 Uprising Commemorated Online and Inside Iran
On Tuesday 10th November, the Iranian Resistance, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) marked the first anniversary of the November 2019 uprising in Iran during an online conference that was hosted from the home of the Resistance in Ashraf 3, Albania.
There was a huge participation from across the world, including Iran.
Last November, people in more than 190 cities across Iran participated in the significant uprising in which there were calls for regime change. The regime responded with so much violence and brutality that more than 1,500 protesters died and many more thousands were injured. There were also mass arrests. Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) on December 15, 2019.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 16, 2019
Representatives of Iranian communities across the globe spoke at the online event, paying tribute to the martyrs that continued to pave the way towards freedom. The speakers and representatives also pledged to continue supporting the (PMOI / MEK Iran) in their struggle for freedom and democracy.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) has an internal network of Resistance Units inside Iran. MEK Resistance Units have been very active for the past few years, keeping the flame of resistance alive and providing hope to the people amid some very troubling times.
MEK Resistance Units over the past few days have been marking the first anniversary of the uprising too and have organized a massive campaign to commemorate those that were brutally killed by the Iranian regime.
Members of MEK Resistance Units displayed posters and images of the martyrs and displayed anti-regime slogans and messages of support for Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi and President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Maryam Rajavi.
Those participating in the online conference were able to watch videos of the MEK Resistance Units in Iran carrying out their activities, reminding the participants that the levels of repression in the country make such activities very dangerous.
The Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance have taken 15th November as the day that will be remembered forever in this fight for freedom.
Some of the slogans displayed across cities include calls for action such as “Rise up to overthrow the regime of the Supreme Leader”, “We can and must overthrow the dictator” and “Down with the dictator, the November uprising continues”.
There were also messages to the regime, emphasizing the people’s determination and resistance such as “The blood of 1500 martyrs has redoubled the determination for revolt and uprising”.
Nevertheless, with tight pressure from the Basij & IRGC forces in many Iranian cities but these Resistance Units managed to hold memorials for November's killed protesters like this ⬇️#WeStand4FreeIran https://t.co/jQvPSpFNmG
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) November 14, 2020
The Iranian regime is extremely concerned about another potential uprising. Over the past three years, there have been three major uprisings and with each one that takes place, the Iranian regime weakens further. With its increasing isolation with regards to the rest of the world, the Iranian regime cannot afford to be weakened any more.
This is why the regime has been cracking down hard on protesters and trying to stop protests from growing out of hand. Yet the people of Iran have shown their determination to see the regime fall. Recently rebellious young Iranians have been torching suppressive centers the regime uses to control the population and this is likely to continue.
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