Iran Protests: Saturday, April 24
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the Iranian people’s anger is becoming more obvious with every passing day, as more people from different sectors of society take to the streets to protest some aspect of the mullahs’ regime.
The pandemic an “opportunity”
Some 15 months after Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the pandemic an “opportunity” to prevent mass-scale social protests like those seen at the end of 2019.
On Saturday, over 3,000 farmers in Isfahan protested the denial of their right to irrigation water from the Zayandeh Rud river because of the regime’s damaging policies that have long seen water diverted towards richer provinces or government factories.
This issue has seen many protests over the last few years, but the regime tries to distract from the issue at hand by claiming that the Iranian Resistance (NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran) is directing the farmers for political gain, neglecting to mention that the Iranian people are the resistance.
Case in point, Isfahan Attorney General Ali Isfahani said: “The demands of this group have been subjected to the abuse of dissidents, and infiltrators have sought to direct the protests in order to achieve their political and subversive goals.”
The previous day, the Student Basij organization in the provinces of Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari and Isfahan told the farmers that they shouldn’t let the Resistance “take advantage of” the protests, but the farmers were not pressured into ending their protests, which is why they had a kilometers-long procession toward Zayandeh Rud.
Also on Saturday, those who had bought cars from state-backed car manufacturer Azvico four years ago but still not received them, held a rally in Tehran, despite the heavy presence of security forces sent to break the protest up, and made their voices heard.
Meanwhile, swindled stock market investors protested in Tehran, Mashhad, Kermanshah, and Zanjan, making it clear that they do not trust the regime or its officials. They chanted “We will not vote anymore. We’ve heard too many lies”, along with many slogans targeting Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
It seems obvious that this will lead to another uprising in the not-too-distant future; one that will bring down the mullahs.
Maryam Rajavi, the President of the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), tweeted: “Chants such as ‘the government betrays; (Khamenei) supports,’ ‘having heard so many lies, we will not vote again,’ and ‘we won’t relent until we gain our rights’ indicate the Iranian people’s strong will to overthrow the clerical regime and establish democracy and justice.”
Despite the pandemic and the regime’s repressive measures, they rose again today, held protests and strikes and marched to demand their usurped rights. Various strata of people in #Iran hold protests every day. #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/5vcgx7eQMJ
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) April 24, 2021
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