MEK Iran: More Protests Could Lead to an Eventual Uprising
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that the retirees and pensioners, who are living in poverty because of their low income, are now pressurizing the regime for its lack of action and its obvious corruption.
Slogans at a recent protest that was called included,
“We are outraged by so much injustice,” and
“enough of oppression and injustice, our tables are empty.”
This retiree protest on Sunday was the 5th nationwide protest in the past 2 months and it is focused on highlighting injustices. Despite the catastrophe of COVID-19, it is not stopping the protest movement even though the regime has used this pandemic to scaremongers by failing to support its people.
Over 220,800 people have died of the coronavirus in Iran, according to reports by the Iranian opposition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) as of Tuesday afternoon local time, February 23. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 59,736 around a third of the actual figure.
The state-run Setar-e Sobh daily indicated the following:
- the people’s purchasing power had declined;
- the national currency’s value had fallen;
- inequality has increased;
- the misery rate has increased since 2018;
- unemployment has gone up;
- the environment has worsened;
- life has become more difficult for people.
Iranians from many walks of life have stated that the regime has caused the problems in their protests on Sunday they chanted “our hands are empty, you are in a good situation.”
The regime’s ongoing plundering of the country’s wealth
Iranians are beginning to recognize that the regime is living a high life while ordinary Iranians are sinking lower into the pit of poverty. The regime’s ongoing plundering of the country’s wealth and corruption is so easy to see.
The regime encouraged people to purchase stock exchange shares last summer, which brought about a bubble growth of Iran’s stock market exchange. This bubble just recently burst to leave many people in ruins.
The state-run media responses
- The state-run Mostaghel daily said “the disregard for the demands and livelihoods of the lower and marginalized classes has created deep crises, a clear example of which was the November 2019 protests,” according to February 2. This adds to the people’s hatred of the regime due to its inhumane coronavirus policy.
- The state-run Jahane-e Sanat wrote on Monday, “People’s previous resilience is gone,” and these people and this explosive society will erupt and topple the regime.
In support of the protests, Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI) said, “To end poverty, inflation, and unemployment, one must only rise up and protest to overthrow the mullahs’ religious fascism and establish freedom and justice in our enchained homeland.”
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