MEK: Latest Roundup of Protests in Iran
Protests have continued across Iran by Iranians incensed at the mismanagement of the economy and pandemic by the current regime. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran ) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has obtained the following reports from their sources in Iran.
Monday, December 28, 2020
- Monday, December 28th: MEK supporters from the city of Yazd reported that the farmers in Faragheh Rural District, in Yazd province, held a protest against the construction of a new factory making tiles. The farmers are concerned that the factory will have a negative impact on water resources in their area where water for irrigation for their orchards is highly prized.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
- Tuesday, December 29th: MEK supporters from the city of Tehran reported that a protest by contract health workers about their employment status took place outside the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) in Tehran. The protesters are demanding bonuses of 50%, and official contracts granted to them. The Ministry of Health should clarify their employment status.
- Tuesday, December 29th: MEK supporters from the city of Yazd (central Iran), reported that a group of landowners staged a protest in front of the Yazd Judiciary building.
- Tuesday, December 29th: MEK supporters from the city of Behbahan reported that the unemployed workers in Shahroi Village in Behbahan district protested outside the Khuzestan provincial governorate.
- MEK supporters from the city of Abadan reported that the Abadan municipality workers went on strike because they had not been paid correctly for four months. They staged a protest outside the municipality building.
- Tuesday, December 29th: MEK supporters from the city of Semnan reported that a protest took place outside the Semnan governorate building by dismissed workers from the Rangin-Nakh factory. The workers complained that they had not been paid since the factory closed seven years ago.
Financing overseas proxy terrorists
While Iranians are suffering from increasing poverty, their collective wealth is being spent on the regime’s favorite overseas proxy terrorists. Hamas, for example, received 22 million dollars courtesy of the recently assassinated Quds Force head, Qassem Soleimani, who was in charge of supporting the Iranian regime’s terrorist adventures in the region.
In the recent uprisings, ordinary Iranians showed they had enough of these payments. “No to Gaza, no to Lebanon, my life only for Iran!” and “Let go of Syria, think of us!” were commonly repeated slogans.
Even state-run media in Iran now warn the regime that Iranians have had enough of their inability to manage the economy and put ordinary Iranians first. As Arman daily put it on December 27th: “the government should think about inflation, poverty, and increasing poverty in society as soon as possible. Otherwise, we will see other measures by people.
Many managers and senior officials of the country consider the poor people’s silence, patience, and calm as the result of their performance. [We] should be afraid when the hungry volcanoes erupt and become unstoppable.”