Iran’s widespread protests continue, with calls for the regime’s overthrow
Protests in Iran continue as the Iran Revolution 2022 campaign against the mullahs’ regime spreads to new cities across the country. When Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei met with members of the regime’s Basij, a paramilitary force affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), college students across the country and others in Tehran and other cities took to the streets in night rallies chanting anti-regime slogans such as “Death to Khamenei!” “Down with the dictator!” and “Down with the Basij!”
Protests in Iran have now spread to at least 255 cities. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime’s forces have killed over 660 people and arrested over 30,000. The MEK has released the names of 528 protesters who were killed.
Students and professors at the Islamic Azad University – Sanandaj Branch in western Iran began protesting the regime’s continued crackdown measures on Sunday morning local time. They could be heard yelling, “Political prisoners must be released!” and “College students would rather die than live in infamy!” Similar protests and boycotts were reported at Amir Kabir University and Khajeh Nasir Toosi University in Tehran.
November 26 – Isfahan, central #Iran
Students at the Isfahan University of Technology are boycotting their classes and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime on the 72nd day of the uprising.#IranRevolution2022#اعتصابات_سراسری pic.twitter.com/GpZUuKkgnX
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 26, 2022
Truck drivers in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, were seen striking for the second day in a row, and drivers in other parts of the country, including the Mooteh gold mine in Isfahan province, and in Marand, northwest Iran, have joined the strike. Locals in Kashan, central Iran, report that roads that were previously clogged with trucks have been empty since the morning. The Tehran-Bumehen road in Tehran province was deserted. Truck drivers in Qazvin province refused to go to work. Truck drivers in Karaj also stopped working and held protest rallies.
Protests in Zahedan continued on Saturday with more strikes by noble merchants and store owners. Students at Amir Kabir University in Tehran were seen boycotting classes to protest the arrest of their classmates and to express solidarity with the ongoing Iranian revolution against the mullahs’ rule. Similar protests were held at Qom’s Pardis Faraby University, Tehran’s University of Science and Culture, and the Isfahan University of Technology.
November 29 – Shiraz, south-central #Iran
Truck drivers of the local refinery are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime on the 75th day of the uprising.#IranRevolution2022#اعتصابات_سراسری pic.twitter.com/3bTL1dgBKG
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 29, 2022
In other news, around 4,000 workers at Isfahan’s famous steel mill went on strike on Saturday, according to reports. Workers in Tehran and Alvand have also reported going on strike (Qazvin Province).
Protests in various cities continued throughout the day and intensified at night. Rallies were reported every night in Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, and Karaj. Protesters chanted anti-regime slogans and called for the mullahs’ rule to be overthrown.
Despite the regime’s lethal crackdown measures, Iranian opposition coalition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) emphasized the Iranian people’s determination to overthrow the mullahs.
The uprising that started in September attests to the deep roots of the Iranian people’s movement for freedom. It brings to light the magnificence of this movement and its definitive victory. The power of the protesters is far greater than the forces of repression#IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/ucKlsGOaB0
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 28, 2022
“The people’s solidarity is much more potent than the regime’s ability to sow discord and division. The willpower of rebellious protesters to bring down the theocratic regime is much greater than the regime’s hasty mobilization to preserve its rule,” the NCRI President-elect explained.