Iranian uprising has entered its 66th day, with demonstrators targeting regime buildings
Protests in Iran have now spread to at least 231 cities, following the death of Mahsa Amini. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime’s forces have killed over 600 people and arrested over 30,000. The MEK has released the names of 446 protesters who were killed.
Protests on Friday began with rallies at the funerals of civilians killed by security forces in recent days. A large crowd gathered in Izeh for the funeral of Kian Peerfalak, a ten-year-old boy who was shot and killed by security forces. The ceremony devolved into a mass protest rally, with protesters chanting “Death to Khamenei!” and calling for the mullahs’ regime to be overthrown.
People gathered in Mahabad for the funeral of Azad Hosseinpour, another youth killed by security forces. Mourners held protest rallies in which they reaffirmed the values emphasized by the people’s revolution, namely freedom and equality.
A large crowd gathered in Tabriz for the funeral of Aylar Haghi, another victim of the regime’s brutality. The ceremony quickly devolved into a massive protest rally, with protesters chanting, “This is the year Seyed Ali (Khamenei) is deposed!”
People gathered in Semirom for the funeral of Morad Bahramian, who was also killed by security forces. The funeral, as in other places, became an anti-regime protest.
Meanwhile, protests in Mahabad continued, with protesters chanting anti-regime slogans. The regime’s security forces attempted to put an end to the protests, but protesters resisted by blocking roads and throwing rocks at anti-riot forces.
Protests were held in Zahedan, Saravan, Iranshahr, Khash, Rask, Saqqez, Bukan, and Chabahar, among other cities. As in previous weeks, the regime’s security forces opened fire on protesters but were unable to disperse them. A video from Iranshahr shows security forces firing assault rifles at protesters.
Protesters have increased their attacks on the offices of Majlis members who have recently called for the execution of all arrested protesters. This has sparked outrage among protesters, and many people across the country are directing their rage at the offices of Majlis members, sending a message that their actions will not go unpunished.
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an online conference with Irish MPs and Senators in Dublin focusing on how Iran is on the brink of change and the necessity for the international community to recognize the Iranian people’s right to self-defense and fight to overthrow the clerical regime.
“Iran is on the brink of change. In addition to domestic suppression, the clerical regime wants to create this false impression that the mullahs’ regime has no alternative. Nevertheless, the Iranian people and their organized Resistance will bring about change. Our people and resistance have three essential demands from the international community. Our people have bravely shown their resolve to topple the mullahs and know that no one will hand them freedom on a silver platter. It is time for the West to stand on the right side of history,” she said.
Dublin, Irish MPs and Senators attend conference – Iran is on the brink of change
Recognize Iranian people’s right to self-defense & fight to overthrow the clerical regime#IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/wzVntljSVD
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 17, 2022