The uprising that started on Wednesday (August 1, 2018) in a number of cities in Iran has now spread to many cities across the country including Tehran, Isfahan, Shirza, Mashhad, Ahvaz, Karaj, Arak, Shahin-Shahr, Najafabad and other cities.
“By defying the criminal Revolutionary Guards, Bassijis، and plainclothes agents once again today, the arisen women and youth represent a defiant generation which will not rest until the Iranian people and nation are free. They displayed the anger and hatred of the Iranian people toward the religious dictatorship ruling Iran,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Protesters will not rest until the Iranian people and nation are free, she added.
In the past few days, wave of protests and strike erupted once again in many cities across Iran where people are protesting the catastrophic situation of the country’s economy, skyrocketing prices, continuous power outages, and Iranian officials widespread corruption and inhuman policies, as well as astronomical plundering that has been institutionalized by Khamenei, Rouhani and the IRGC.
The demonstrators burned rubber tires to counteract the tear gas and prevent the attack of repressive forces. Anti-riot guards and criminal plainclothes mercenaries attacked the protesters; however, the people clashed with and punished them with sticks, rocks and even bare hand. A number of protesters were arrested.
People are chanting slogans such as “death to the dictator” , “Cannons, tanks and machine guns are no longer effective, the mullahs must be killed,” and “Today is the month of blood, Khamenei will be overthrown,” and “Don’t be scared, don’t be scared, we are all together.”
Rebellious cities are joining ranks one after the other. The people cry yearning for freedom is growing louder and the uprising is spreading by the minute.
The suppressive forces used teargas, bird-shots, and blank cartridges in an attempt to quell the uprising. Despite the wounding and the arrest of a number of protesters, the rebellious youth showed unity and perseverance in confronting the security forces. No force is stronger than unified and united youth.