MEK Iran: Protests Across Country Growing in Size and Intensity
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that there has been an increasing number of protests and anti-government demonstrations being held in Iran. In the past few days in particular there have been a significant number of protests.
Protests broke out in Gonbad Kavus
Following the rape of two very young girls, protests broke out in Gonbad Kavus on Wednesday 24th March. A security agent raped two girls under the age of 10 and the families pressed charges. However, the regime failed to act appropriately with the parents being told that there was no evidence of rape has occurred.
The chief of the regime’s judiciary Ebrahim Raisi even got involved to cover up the crime that was committed, angering the locals and sparking a major protest. The regime sent anti-riot units to the town in an attempt to prevent the protests from spreading to other areas.
The IRGC commander of the area said that the regime’s “enemy” is trying to divide society and create security problems. Ali Malek Shahkoohi said that the opposition is using internal agents, the internet, and social media to take “advantage of the Gonbad incident” and that the people “should consider the law as the last word”
Also speaking about the use of social media in Iran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said during his new year address that there should be more control. And just a few days later, the top commander of the IRGC said that it will “implement the leadership’s will”.
The number of protests taking place across the country
The number of protests taking place across the country is increasing, and their intensity is increasing too. The people of Iran are fed up with the Iranian regime’s widespread corruption, mismanagement, and plundering of the nation’s wealth.
They have made it very clear that they want regime change and they will settle for nothing less.
Even state-run media outlets are warning the regime that society is deeply unhappy with the leadership and that a major nationwide uprising is going to break out at any time.
The regime is nervous about this and it has been increasing pressure on the people. A few days ago, Raisi said that the State Security Force has been ordered to ensure that there is no “room for disruptors to threaten our society’s security”.
The people are not simply going to give up on their calls for freedom
However, this is not going to quell society. The people are not simply going to give up on their calls for freedom, human rights, and democracy just because the security forces are threatening them.
If anything, this will just make the people more determined than ever to see the regime collapse. The former minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi also warned the regime that society can no longer be controlled with “guns and arrests”.
The regime is at a dead end because no matter what action it takes, it is going to collapse eventually. It cannot continue on the same path it has taken so far. The increased international pressure it is under, coupled with the mounting domestic unrest, spells a very worrying future for the regime.