Iranian widespread protests continue for 98 days in a row
On Thursday, Iran’s nationwide uprising reached its 98th day, following a day of protest rallies and gatherings. Protests in Iran have now spread to at least 280 cities. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime’s forces have killed over 750 people and arrested over 30,000.
People were seen taking to the streets on Thursday evening in Semirom, Isfahan Province, central Iran, chanting anti-government slogans such as “Death to Khamenei!” Damned be Khomeini!” and “We swear on the blood of our comrades that we will fight to the end!”According to reports, locals in Rasht, northern Iran, set fire to a large billboard depicting regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
People in Tehran’s Sa’adatabad district and Valiasr Crossroads took to the streets on Wednesday evening to set up roadblocks, chanting anti-regime slogans. Similar protests were held in Mahsa Amini’s hometown of Saqqez and Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province, with protesters erecting roadblocks and chanting “Death to Khamenei!”
Schoolchildren in Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan Province, took to the streets on Wednesday morning. Storeowners in the western Iranian city of Kamyaran are continuing their strike in support of the nationwide uprising.
As per reports, workers at a copper company in Tehran are on strike. Furthermore, in the early hours of Wednesday midnight, residents of Tehran’s Punck district took to the streets and began chanting, “Political prisoners must be released!”
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) emphasized that the Iranian people are only concerned with the future and that their struggles will be successful.
“Such a development marks a genuine change of season in Iran’s democratic movement, which in contrast to the bitter past experiences will never return to the winter of the Shah and the mullahs. Instead, it will herald a new spring of freedom and people’s sovereignty in Iran,” explained the NCRI President-elect.
I commend the brave youth and women of Iran who challenge the clerical regime in the streets everyday #iranelection
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) July 27, 2009
Protests in Iran began after the death of Mahsa Amini. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman from Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, was arrested by the regime’s so-called “Guidance Patrol” on Tuesday, September 13, at the entry of the Haqqani Highway 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.