Iranian women lead protests demanding justice for students poisoned in chemical gas attacks
The Iranian people’s rage is growing, with many blaming the regime and its security forces for allowing a nationwide gas attack campaign to continue for months without the knowledge of at least some in the regime. According to reports, school officials and the regime are busy covering up the attacks after they have occurred, which has only fuelled public outrage. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), protests have spread to at least 282 cities, with over 750 people killed and over 30,000 arrested by regime forces.
On International Women’s Day, people in the Narmak and Sattarkhan districts of Tehran, and the city of Rasht took to the streets to chant various anti-regime slogans, including “Death to the dictator!” and “Basij & IRGC, you are our ISIS!”. To disperse the demonstrators in Tehran, authorities deployed anti-riot units that began firing tear gas and shotgun pellet rounds.
Locals were heard chanting “Death to the dictator!” in Karaj, west of Tehran. According to reports from Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province in western Iran, local officials ordered a large number of security units into the streets to prevent any type of rally or gathering commemorating International Women’s Day.
In Khash of Sistan & Baluchestan Province in southeast Iran, women launched a demonstration on Wednesday and began chanting slogans against the mullahs’ regime, including “Political prisoners must be released!” and “Women’s freedom is our right!”
Protests were also reported in Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Karaj, Ardabil, Ahvaz, Lahijan, Babol, Rasht, Lahijan, Kashmar, Harsin, Saqqez, Aligudarz, Qazvin, Sanandaj, and other cities. Protesters chanted “Death to the child-killing regime!” in Shiraz. Local teachers in Mashhad, Iran, were also protesting the attacks on their students and schools.
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) condemned the ongoing chemical attacks on schools across the country while praising those who took to the streets to protest the mullahs’ atrocities.
“Let us salute the outraged teachers in Iran who are protesting the crime of gassing schoolgirls. Protests are breaking out across the country. Only a mass uprising for democratic revolution can put an end to the regime’s crime against the children of the country. The regime in Iran is attempting to minimize the consequences of its heinous crime against schoolgirls. Contrary to Khamenei’s claims, toxic gases aimed at children are not available on the market. “They are produced and directed by the organs under his orders,” explained the NCRI President-elect.
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