MEK Iran: Khuzestan Uprising
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the people living in different cities of Khuzestan for the seventh consecutive night continued to demonstrate against shortages of water.
Khuzestan uprising continued
Defiant youths in different cities of Khuzestan Province and surrounding cities blocked transportation highways last night to prevent the dispatch of IRGC, and the State Security Force (SSF) to the restive cities. Last night, in Behbahan, defiant youths blocked the Behbahan-Gachsaran, and Behbahan to Amir-Hatef highways by setting fire to tires and creating roadblocks in a show of support for the uprising in Khuzestan.
Response to the call by Mr. Massoud Rajavi
In footage broadcast from the scenes, the defiant youths say that in response to the call by Mr. Massoud Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian Resistance, they have risen up to support the uprising of the people of Khuzestan over the lack of water.
In Shush, defiant youths blocked the city’s main highway
In Shush, defiant youths blocked the city’s main highway by burning tires. In the town of Fazilat, the youth in Bushehr also closed the transportation road in support of the Khuzestan uprising against water shortages.
The youth similarly blocked the highway from Aluni to Lordegan. Also, in Azna, Lorestan Province, defiant youths blocked the highway in support of the uprising, by setting tires on fire. Highways in Ahvaz – Masjed Soleyman and Behbahan – Bandar Deylam were also blocked by the rebellious youth in support of the Khuzestan uprising.
The youth blocked the main highway
On Thursday morning, at the Kushan-Genaveh junction, the youth blocked the main highway by burning tires to protest against the lack of water and support the people of Khuzestan.
Despite all the repressive measures to crush the uprising of the people of Khuzestan, last night, for the seventh consecutive night, not only many cities and regions of Khuzestan witnessed the angry protesters, but people and the youth in several other cities and provinces protested in solidarity with the people of Khuzestan.
Mass protests and demonstrations
On Wednesday night, July 21, Ahvaz, Susangerd, Masjed Soleyman, Mahshahr, Shadegan, Izeh, Shooshtar, Dezful, Shush Daniel, Elahi, Khowr-e Musa, Behbahan, Mollasani, and Darkhovin witnessed mass protests and demonstrations.
The regime’s repressive measures, such as sending IRGC thugs from other areas to Khuzestan, including 30 percent of Khorramabad’s special forces, special units and plainclothes agents, water cannons, tear gas and pepper spray, and finally opening firing on demonstrators and cutting off the Internet, failed to prevent the youths and protesters, outraged by four decades of the mullahs’ crimes and plunder, from rising up.
There were severe clashes
There were severe clashes and skirmish between the suppressive forces and the rebellious youth in Izeh. Dozens of protesters were wounded when the regime forces opened fire. To prevent the wounded from being arrested, people did not take the wounded to the hospitals and treated them at home. Last night, in different parts of Ahvaz and Susangerd, fierce clashes continued between the State Security Force (SSF), special units, plainclothes agents, and the protesters.
Protesters chanted, “Death to the dictator,” “Tanks, guns, Khamenei die,” “People want regime change in Iran,” “Iranians die, but they will not accept humiliation,” “Shame on you Khamenei, let go with the power” and “Bakhtiari and Arabs, let’s unite.” Defiant youths blocked the entrance of the cities by burning tires and erecting barricades before the demonstrations began to prevent repressive forces from coming in.
Demonstrations and rallies were held in Yazdanshahr (Isfahan)
In solidarity with the Khuzestan uprising, last night demonstrations and rallies were held in Tehran, Yazdanshahr (Isfahan), Mahdasht (Karaj), Rasht, Bushehr, Bandar Ganaveh, Jarrahi, and Lordegan, during which people chanted “Khuzestan is not alone.” In the city of Chamran, demonstrators set fire to an SSF kiosk.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi message
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the arisen people of Ahvaz and Khuzestan Province who, in dire need of water and freedom, has come to the streets.
Mrs. Rajavi called on all youths to rush to the aid of the people of Khuzestan, especially those wounded. She said that opening fire on unarmed residents and the martyrdom of the brave sons of the people in Shadegan, Kut-Abdollah, and Kuy Zovieyeh, again demonstrated that as long as the plundering mullahs remain in power, poverty, unemployment, and disease will continue.
The mullahs deny the people water, power, bread, housing, and vaccines to provide for the unpatriotic nuclear and missile projects and their warmongering in the region.