Iran’s nationwide uprising enters its 193rd day with citizens voicing their grievances
On Monday, retirees and pensioners in Shush and Ahvaz protested their hardships, while taxi drivers and investors in other cities went on strike or held protests demanding better conditions and the return of their stolen money. Protests have now spread to at least 282 cities, with citizens specifically holding the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei responsible for their miseries. They also condemn the oppressive Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and paramilitary Basij units, alongside other security units on the ground suppressing peaceful demonstrations.
Sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) report that over 750 people have been killed, and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime’s forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 664 killed protesters.
On Monday, mechanic technicians in Baneh, a city in Kurdistan Province, went on strike, protesting against rising rent prices for their stores. Meanwhile, residents of Tehran’s Shahrak-e Bagheri district chanted anti-regime slogans, including “We swear on the blood of our compatriots that we stand to the end!” on Sunday night.
On Sunday morning, retirees and pensioners from the regime’s Social Security Organization gathered outside the local governor’s office in Shush, southwest Iran, to protest high prices, inflation, low pensions, and other economic woes. Protests of a similar nature were held in Ahvaz, the provincial capital of Khuzestan.
March 27 – Baneh, western #Iran
Mechanic technicians in the local industrial city went on strike and held a gathering protesting the rising rent prices for their stores.#IranProtests2023 pic.twitter.com/26dBWxliqQ
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) March 27, 2023
Retirees and pensioners of the regime’s Social Security Organization in Shush rallied outside the local governor’s office on Sunday morning, protesting high prices, inflation, low pensions, and other economic woes. Pensioners and retirees are among the worst-hit segments of Iranian society, depending on government stipends to make ends meet. Interestingly, the regime’s own media reported that The Social Security Investment Company (SHASTA), the financial institution that is supposed to fund retirees, has seen a significant increase in its profits in the past years.
Investors of the King Money institution held a rally outside the regime’s judiciary in Tehran on Sunday, demanding the return of their stolen money. Meanwhile, teachers and educators in Saqqez of Kurdistan Province demanded the release of one of their apprehended colleagues.
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), reiterated the determination of the Iranian people to continue their anti-regime campaign. “This year, once again, the people of Iran have left behind the regression and archaism, and the tyrannies of both the sheikh and the shah in the cold and darkness of winter and, with a fighting spirit and a revolutionary fervor, are moving towards the gateway of spring,” Rajavi underscored.
This year, once again, the people of #Iran have left behind the regression and archaism, and the tyrannies of both the sheikh and the shah in the cold and darkness of winter and, with a fighting spirit and a revolutionary fervor, are moving towards the pic.twitter.com/hFfB89ftt1…
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) March 25, 2023
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