MEK Iran: Anniversary of the November 2019 Uprising
The first anniversary of the November 2019 uprising across Iran has been commemorated by a series of defiant acts by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran)’s internal network of resistance units.
Several cities in Iran were targeted on November 12th for a graffiti protest. Slogans were daubed in walls in Ahvaz, Ardabil, Karaj, Kermanshah, Mashhad, Tabriz, and Tehran. Slogans used included:
- “Be prepared for the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising,”
- “The mullahs must fear, a revolt and an uprising are approaching,”
- “We remember the martyrs fallen for freedom during November 2019 protests,”
- “The November uprising continues,” and
- “Rise up to overthrow the regime of the Supreme Leader.”
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 14, 2020
In two cities, Tehran and Mashhad, banners of the two Iranian Resistance leaders, Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi were displayed. “Martyrs are alive among us” and “Tulips grew from the blood of the homeland’s youth (Famous Iranian poem),” were some of the slogans used.
It’s hard for people outside of Iran to understand just how dangerous these protests are. The brave protesters risk arrest, incarceration, and execution if caught.
MEK Resistance units in the cities of Karaj, Kermanshah, and Tabriz vowed to continue the fight for a free and democratic Iran. They honored the sacrifice made by the 1,500 slaughtered martyrs.
Brave youth active in the MEK Resistance Units have been keeping the anti-regime activities going with courageous protests and attacks made on the basis of state security forces and anti-democratic institutions. The MEK Resistance Units have been at the forefront of the recent protests in Iran, the MEK having played a leading role.
Iranians resist oppressive regime forces
The MEK resistance units have been keeping alive the flame of the uprising, and have refused to be silent and submissive. Iranians are readying themselves for the next opportunity to rid the country of the dictatorship of the mullahs.
On November 11th, young activists targeted various regime centers across Iran. These included the Basij bases in Ahvaz, Homayounshahr (Isfahan), and Sabzevar (Khoshab). The Basij are the most hated paramilitary force in Iran. They are an arm of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) which is used specifically against Iranians who are brave enough to protest. It was Basij forces who were largely responsible for the heavy loss of life during last year’s November protests.
A mullahs’ fundamentalist center aligned with the mullahs was set alight in Tehran by rebellious youths. These centers are used to spread a message of hate against women and youth.