Iranians continue their protests into the fourth month, despite stepped up repression
Day 96: Protests spread to 280 cities, 750+ estimated deaths, 601 identified by MEK, 30,000+ Detentions. People united against regime across Iran.
“With Hijab, without Hijab, Onwards to Revolution”— Balouchi Women Protesters with Islamic Hijab
WASHINGTON DC, USA, December 21, 2022/ EINPresswire.com / -- Iranian Protests in brief:
• Days: 96
• Protests: 280 cities
• Fatalities: 750+ estimated deaths, 601 identified by MEK
• Detentions: 30,000+
In the fourth month of Iranian protests, the common theme of emphasis on regime change with central slogan of “Death to the Dictator”, “Death to Khamenei” continued. Iranians also completely rejected the past dictators through the chants of “Death to the Oppressor, Be it the Shah or the Leader (Khamenei)”.
On December 19, the 95th night of the uprising, young people and residents held nightly demonstrations and protests in various parts of Tehran. In Enghelab and Jamalzadeh streets, protesters chanted “Poverty, corruption, high prices, we will march to overthrow,” “We don’t want child-killer rulers,” “Political prisoners must be released” and “For every fallen person, one thousand will rise.” The young people clashed with agents who opened fire on them.
In Ekbatan neighborhood, protesters chanted “Answer is on the street, Seyyed Ali [Khamenei] is torn apart.” Cries of “Death to the dictator” and “Death to Khamenei” echoed in Chitgar township and Kashani street.
In Naft township, youths lit fires in the middle of the street and chanted “Death to the dictator,” “Answer is on the street, Seyyed Ali [Khamenei] is torn apart” and “With hijab or without, onwards to revolution.” In the Enghelab metro station, protesters chanted “Poverty is rampant, Seyed Ali is busy executing.” A large state banner was set on fire in Sattar Street.
In Rasht, angry demonstrators were chanting “Death to Khamenei.” Karaj witnessed nightly demonstrations. In a major street in Golshahr in Karaj, the youths came to the street chanting “Khamenei, the killer, we will knock you out” and shouted the name of Majidreza Rahnavard, who was hanged last week. In Mashhad, people chanted “Death to the dictator” during their nightly demonstration.
The regime agents can no longer dismiss what is happening nationwide and the prospects of regime downfall is now too obvious to ignore.
Notably, Revolutionary Guards Basij agent Pouyan Hosseinpour admitted that protesters no longer fear security forces. “This generation is no longer intimidated. It is resisting. We conflicted with several youths on the street for an hour,” he said on October 21. “We entered an alley with around 30 buildings; residents threw stones, vases, irons, furniture, and even barrels on us from all 30 rooftops.”
Iranian Balouchi population again came out to emphasize how they stand with the rest of Iran against the regime. People in various cities of Sistan & Baluchestan province took to the streets following the Friday Prayer and began chanting anti-regime slogans. Women have played a key role in leading the protests in this oppressed region.
Balouchi women wearing Hijab were shouting: “With Hijab, without Hijab, onwards to Revolution,” demonstrating discontent with the regime cuts through all social and cultural strata of the Iranian society.
In another sign of political astuteness, Balouchi people were shouting: “Kurds and Baluchis are brothers and despise [Khamenei].”
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