Anti-regime rallies and gatherings were held in the cities of Abadan, Masjed Soleyman, and Kazerun in memory of the 29 people killed

Protests in Abadan spark anti-regime rallies across Iran

Anti-regime rallies and gatherings were held in the cities of Abadan, Masjed Soleyman, and Kazerun in memory of the 29 people killed

Anti-regime rallies and gatherings were held in the cities of Abadan, Masjed Soleyman, and Kazerun in memory of the 29 people killed.

 

For the fifth night in a row, people took to the streets on Sunday. Anti-regime rallies and gatherings were held in the cities of Abadan, Masjed Soleyman, and Kazerun in memory of the 29 people killed on May 23 when Abadan’s city’s 10-story Metropol tower collapsed. Others were injured and dozens are still believed to be buried beneath the collapsed buildings.

In solidarity with the people of Abadan, people in these cities held rallies. Authorities are reportedly disrupting internet access in Khuzestan and other provinces, according to reports. Anti-riot units were dispatched to the city theatre in Tehran to prevent residents from holding a vigil in solidarity with the people of Abadan. Locals in Abadan also jeered and disrupted a gathering organized by the regime’s authorities and security forces, demonstrating their aversion to the mullahs’ rule.

In Abadan, people were chanting: “I will kill those who killed my brother!” “We are ready for war and will fight to the end!” “Shame on you!” “Basiji, get lost!” referring to members of the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Basij forces. Similar protests took place in Tehran, Shahr-e Rey, Andimeshk, Behbahan, Qom, Minoo Island, and Susangerd on Saturday night.

 

 

Security forces also forced stores to close, detaining and transporting their owners to unknown locations. Despite the regime’s harsh measures, residents in Tehran held a vigil for the people of Abadan and rallied, chanting “Death to the dictator!” in reference to the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. People were also chanting: “Khamenei is a murderer, and his rule is invalid!”

Demonstrators in Andimeshk fought back against security forces dispatched to quell the unrest. Rather than providing relief, the regime has dispatched security forces to various cities to prevent and quell protests since the incident.

Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in solidarity with the people of Abadan in southwest Iran on Friday night, May 27, holding demonstrations and chanting anti-regime slogans. These anti-regime demonstrations took place in the cities of Bushehr, Mahshahr, Shahin Shahr, Ahvaz, Omidiyeh, and Abadan, according to videos posted online.

 

 

The regime dispatched a large number of security units to the streets in other cities in Khuzestan province, southwest Iran, including Izeh, to prevent people from holding mourning ceremonies or demonstrations.

As per social media reports, the regime has been busy dispatching security forces and anti-riot units from Ahvaz and other cities to Abadan. Activists continue to report internet outages in cities where protests are taking place, and authorities are using drones to control protesters from above. In videos posted online, state security forces are seen attacking peaceful demonstrators in various cities.

People in Khorramshahr, Abadan, Bandar Abbas, and other cities launched similar gatherings and protest rallies on Thursday night.

The widespread protests began with the collapse of the Metropol tower and quickly expanded to include the entire regime, particularly senior officials such as Khamenei and regime President Ebrahim Raisi.

 

 

In many cities, authorities cut off internet access to prevent the spread of reports about the protests and as a prelude to repressive measures. According to reports circulating on social media platforms, security forces loyal to the regime used anti-riot pellet guns against protesters in Shahin Shahr, Isfahan province.

Protesters chanted slogans against the senior regime and local Abadan and Khuzestan province officials on Wednesday night, blaming them for the disaster’s destructive policies and corruption, as well as their recent incompetence in providing necessary aid during the rescue effort.

The representative of Khuzestan province in the Supreme Provincial Council stated that the former mayor of Abadan, who oversaw the inauguration of the Metropol tower, now works for the Abadan Municipality’s Investment Organization, adding to public distrust of the regime’s claims.

 

 

 


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