Iran 2022 protests: Petrochemical site workers join protests with anti-regime slogans
On Sunday, people took to the streets in cities across Iran to mark the 24th day of protests against the mullahs’ regime. Protests in Iran have now spread to 177 cities and all 31 provinces across the country. According to reports compiled by the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime has killed 400 civilians and arrested 20,000 others so far. On Monday, youths, college students, and high school students took to the streets in Tehran and other cities such as Sanandaj, Saqqez, Karaj, Mashhad, Marivan, Mahabad, Salas Babajani, Fardis in Alborz Province, Shahr-e Rey, Qazvin, Kermanshah, Arak, Bandar Abbas, and others in confrontations with the regime’s oppressive security forces. Store owners joined the nationwide protests by going on strike and closing their doors.
Contract workers at the Bushehr Petrochemical site in Asaluyeh, Bushehr Province, southern Iran, went on strike early Monday morning local time. On the 25th day, they joined the nationwide uprising and began chanting anti-regime slogans such as “Death to Khamenei!” and “We will fight and take back Iran!”
Students at Tehran’s Islamic Azad University chanted, “To my martyred sister, we will continue your path!” Protests have also been reported at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Qazvin University, and Arak University.
Protests continued on Monday night in several Kurdish cities. In Sanandaj, the people held a rally and chanted anti-regime slogans including “Death to Khamenei!” In Sanandaj and Kermanshah, protesters blocked roads with fire and chanted slogans against the regime. Protests also continued in other cities, including Shiraz and Marvdasht, where protesters tore down a poster of Qassem Soleimani and chanted “Death to Khamenei!”
Following the death of Mahsa Amini, these protests began. The 22-year-old woman from the Kurdistan Province city of Saqqez was apprehended by the regime’s “Guidance Patrol” on Tuesday, September 13, and transferred to the “Moral Security” agency. She was brutally beaten by morality police and died of her injuries on September 16 in a Tehran hospital. The incident sparked widespread protests across Iran, reigniting the people’s desire to destabilize the regime.
Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) praised Iran’s courageous protesters. “On the 24th day of protests in Iran, cries of ‘Death to the dictator!’ and ‘Death to Khamenei!’ reverberate throughout the country.” Students, women, and youths have taken to the streets in Sanandaj, Mahabad, Saqqez, Bukan, Zanjan, Yasuj, Tehran, Kermanshah, and other cities,” she tweeted.
On the 24th day of #Iranprotests, cries of “death to the dictator” and “death to Khamenei” resonate across the country. Students, women, and youths have risen up in Sanandaj, Mahabad, Saqqez, Bukan, Zanjan, Yasuj, Tehran, Kermanshah, Isfahan, etc. pic.twitter.com/OwdSPYHLpB
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) October 9, 2022
Political prisoners in Lakan Prison expressed their support for the ongoing nationwide uprising. Local officials retaliated by attacking their wards. According to reports, residents heard gunshots and saw smoke rising from the site, indicating a fire inside the facility. Security forces have surrounded the area, and locals are concerned about the lives of the prisoners inside.
The United Nations and other relevant entities, particularly the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, must act quickly to save the lives of prisoners in Rasht’s Lakan Prison. The UN should send an international fact-finding mission to investigate Iran’s prisons and meet with the prisoners, particularly political prisoners.
Just received reports from #Rasht Lakan Prison Oct. 9, in northern #Iran indicate heavy shooting from the premises causing sever fire and smoke. Security forces have surrounded the area, there's great concern over the lives of prisoners inside.
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— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) October 9, 2022
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