Iranian uprising enters its 61st day, with major protests taking place throughout the province of Sistan and Baluchestan
The Iranian people’s nationwide uprising erupted again on Friday, with protesters taking to the streets in large numbers across the province of Sistan & Baluchestan in southeast Iran and chanting “Death to Khamenei!”These massive protests came just two days after people across the country held ceremonies and protest gatherings to mark the 40th anniversary of the regime’s security forces September 30 massacre of over 100 Baluch community members in the city of Zahedan.
There is a growing sense of solidarity among the entire Iranian population, and as a result, protests have spread to at least 220 cities to this day. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime’s forces have killed over 550 people and arrested over 30,000. The MEK has released the names of 492 protesters who were killed.
On Saturday, residents of Saqqez, Mahsa Amini’s hometown in Kurdistan Province, went on strike in solidarity with the ongoing nationwide uprising. Similar attacks were also reported in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, northwest Iran.
Students at National University in Tehran went on strike on this day, the 58th anniversary of the Iranian people’s revolution. Protests were also held on the campuses of Tehran, Sharif, Allameh Tabataba’i, and Khajeh Nasir Toosi in the capital. Strikes had also broken out at Noshirvani University in Babol, northern Iran, and high school students had taken to the streets in Sanandaj.
In other news, families of recently arrested protesters were seen gathered outside the regime’s notorious Evin Prison, demanding answers and the release of their loved ones. Furthermore, people in a village near Sardasht held an anti-regime protest gathering for a second night after the regime’s border patrols killed a local porter.
November 12 – Near Sardasht, northwest #Iran
People are holding a protest gathering for a second night following the killing of a porter by the regime's border patrol units.#IranRevolution2022#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/szicqjnV8j
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 12, 2022
Protesters in Babolsar, northern Iran, and a village near Mahabad, northwest Iran, set fire to local IRGC paramilitary Basij Force bases, a trend that is spreading across the country. Graffiti near the local MP’s office in Sirjan, south-central Iran, reads: “Death to the murderous MP!” This is in response to a request from 227 MPs for the execution of recently arrested protesters.
Activists in the southeast Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan reported today that authorities dispatched a large number of security forces from Zahedan, the provincial capital, to the cities of Iranshahr, Khash, and possibly Rask. Locals in Tehran also reported a large deployment of security forces in the capital’s Atabak district’s Mansour Crossroads.
At the same time, mourners gathered in Tehran to remember Amir-Mehdi Farrokhi, who had been killed by the regime’s security forces 40 days earlier. Protesters turned the gathering into an anti-regime rally, chanting slogans against the regime’s main institutions. “Basij and IRGC, you are our ISIS!” the protesters chanted, vowing to follow in Farrokhi’s footsteps.
Sistan & Baluchestan Province, southeast #Iran
Local activists say authorities have dispatched many of Zahedan's security units to the city of Khash following a call for more anti-regime protests.#IranRevoIution #مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/H6BPPMsYEF
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 11, 2022
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), praised the people of Sistan and Baluchestan Province for their courageous anti-regime protests. “We salute the bloodthirsty Zahedan and Khash, as well as the bereaved Iranshahr, Saravan, Chabahar, and Rask, who rose up once more to confront the IRGC with the slogans ‘Death to Khamenei – Damn to Khomeini,'” she said.
Mrs. Rajavi Rajavi, speaking on the broader perspective of Iran’s ongoing uprising, emphasized the significance of Iran’s revolution and the path forward afterward.
It is a revolution to establish freedom and democracy in Iran and a democratically elected republic based on the separation of religion and state, gender equality, and the autonomy of Iran’s oppressed nationality.#IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/rREQItwKdF
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 11, 2022
“It is a revolution to establish freedom and democracy in Iran, as well as a democratically elected republic based on religious and state separation, gender equality, and the autonomy of Iran’s oppressed nationality,” she explained.