Iran Protests 2022: Defiant Iranians clash with oppressive regime forces
On the ninth day of the nationwide uprising, Saturday, September 24, protests spread to various cities and universities. People demonstrated in various districts of Tehran, chanting, “This year is a year of sacrifice. Seyyed Ali (Khamenei) will be deposed.” People at High way Park blocked the streets by lighting fires, and in Nazi Abad, south of Tehran, youths clashed with repressive forces.
A large crowd in Urmia said goodbye to a young man who was killed during the protests. Demonstrators set fire to police station 13 in Babol (north). SSF fired at people in Rasht. In Shahesavar, brave youths set fire to the repressive forces’ Kiosk at Imam Square. Defiant youths in Nowshahr set fire to four police cars and attacked the fire engine car transporting security forces. Demonstrators in Rezvanshahr set fire to Khamenei’s banner. Residents in Ghaemshahr set fire to the repressive forces’ Kiosk.
The angry people of Zanjan forced the anti-riot forces to flee. People in Isfahan’s Zarinshahr joined the nationwide uprising by burning Khamenei’s banner, and young people clashed with repressive forces, forcing them to flee. Protests were held in Isfahan, Kerman, Qom, Mashhad, Zahedan, Quchan, and Semnan. The youth of Garmsar set fire to Khomeini’s statue. While chanting “Shame on you!” in Varamin. Shame on you!” The youth set fire to the SSF’s van, and in Baqir Abad Qarchak, they splattered paint on a large photo of Khamenei.
Students at Tehran University demonstrated on Wednesday morning, chanting “Death to the dictator,” “Khamenei is a murderer, his rule is null and void,” and “All these years of crime, down with this regime.” Agents from Basiji attacked the students from behind, but they resisted.
On Wednesday, in his first speech since the start of the nationwide uprising, the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, made no mention of the protests or the people’s anger and hatred toward the regime. The State-run Akharin Khabar Telegram quoted Communications Minister Issa Zarepour as saying on Wednesday in a report on Internet restrictions, “Due to security issues and some of the discussions that exist these days, restrictions may sometimes be decided upon and applied by the security agencies.”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the brave protesters across the country, saying that the fighting spirit of women and girls who, along with freedom-loving youths and men, are forcing the IRGC into retreat with chants of “Death to Khamenei” heralds the arrival of a democratically elected republic based on gender equality and people’s sovereignty.