MEK Iran: Protest on Student Day, Paying Tribute to Top Scholar
Last week, people across Iran marked Student Day with celebrations and tributes to Dr. Mohammed Maleki who passed away last week. Dr. Maleki was the first post-1979 Revolution Chancellor of the University of Tehran.
He had been harassed by regime authorities for the past four decades and had spent time imprisoned because of his opposition to the rule of the mullahs.
Supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its internal network of MEK Resistance Units took to the streets, displaying banners and messages commemorating the 1,500 protesters that were killed during the November uprising last year.
They took the occasion to remind the regime that their ultimate goal is freedom and democracy and the overthrow of the mullahs. Their placards and slogans were seen in towns and cities across the country, including the capital city Tehran and also Bandar Abbas, Urmia, Ahvaz, Isfahan, Qazvin, Behbanan, and Tabriz among others.
With regards to Dr. Maleki, some described him as the “Chancellor of the largest university in Iran”, emphasizing that he was an “esteemed scholar” who did not back down to the regime’s suppression and continued to voice his opposition to the rule of the mullahs until his death.
Other placards held messages of support for the Iranian Resistance (PMOI / MEK Iran) with “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi” seen on many. Others had messages of inspiration and positivity, reminding the people that their goals are close and that freedom is finally within reach.
The people of Iran are desperate to see the regime fall. After four decades of suppression, mismanagement, and corruption, the country is a shadow of what it used to be. The economic and social problems are all currently being aggravated by the Coronavirus health crisis and more and more people across the country are falling into absolute poverty.
Last year, sparked by the announcement that fuel prices were going to rise dramatically, protests broke out across the country and the situation turned into a widespread uprising. It was one of the most significant uprisings of recent times and it made the regime really understand that the people are determined.
The regime responded with severe brutality and 1,500 people ended up dying with 4,000 more injured. Since then, the regime has been worried about another uprising and state media outlets have been warning the regime that it is a question of when not if.
The Coronavirus health crisis has been treated by the regime as a “blessing” because it has prevented mass protests. This has of course angered the people that the regime would take advantage of such a crisis.
In any case, the regime is at an impasse. It is being isolated on an international scale and it is losing the battle on the domestic front too. Its existence is on very shaky ground and its days are numbered.
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