Iranian protests escalate as poisonous gas attacks target schoolgirls
At least 26 schools in six cities across the country were targeted in a string of mysterious gas attacks on Wednesday alone, leaving hundreds of schoolgirls poisoned and sent to medical centers to receive aid. This led to many scenes of protests and anti-regime slogans.
Protests in Iran have to this day expanded to at least 282 cities. Over 750 people have been killed and more than 30,000 are arrested by the regime’s forces, according to sources of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Reports from Karaj, a major city west of the capital Tehran indicate that a technical college campus was the target of yet another poisonous gas attack today. Ambulances and firetrucks were dispatched to the scene to transfer several students for medical attention.
A similar gas attack was also reported on Thursday in the city of Ardabil in northwest Iran where more than 40 schoolgirls were poisoned after their school came under a new gas attack.
Locals in the capital Tehran were reporting several poisonous gas attacks on Wednesday, with initial reports arriving from the all-girls Hajar School. One man said the stench smelled like orange and is very heavy in the air.
Reports of such attacks have been escalating throughout the past four months, starting from the city of Qom and spreading across the country. This issue is raising suspicions that the mullahs’ regime, considering their misogynist policies, is sanctioning these attacks that have mostly targeted all-girls schools.
Even elementary schools are coming under such attacks that were reported from Tehran’s Narmak, Yarejani, and Tehransar districts. At least three schools in the Narmak district and another three schools in the city’s Bahar Street were targeted in these strings of poisonous gas attacks.
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) condemned the poisonous gas attacks targeting schools in several cities across the country.
Families and students in Tehran and Ardabil protested the #poisoning of students, chanting "death to Khamenei," "death to the dictator," and "death to the child-killing regime." I urge all compatriots and brave youths to rise in support and solidarity with protesters. pic.twitter.com/r4tfgKcOoi
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) March 1, 2023
“Families and students in Tehran and Ardabil protested the poisoning of students, chanting ‘Death to Khamenei!’ ‘Death to the dictator!’ and ‘Death to the child-killing regime!” I urge all compatriots and brave youths to rise in support and solidarity with protesters. I urge the Human Rights Council and relevant UN rapporteurs to act urgently and hold Khamenei’s misogynist regime accountable for the criminal disaster of poisoning schoolgirls. I reiterate the urgent need to send the international fact-finding mission to Iran,” she added.
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