We have recently witnessed store owners in Tehran’s shoe market go on strike for two days, despite authorities dispatching security units to prevent anyone from closing their shops. Prior to that, the textile market closed stores protesting skyrocketing prices and lack of raw material.
The trend of strikes, parallel to ongoing protests by people from all walks of life in Iran, has become the new norm. On Sunday a group of retired employees of a textile factory in Qazvin Province in northwest Iran held a protest rally.
A group of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Co. employees, a group of college students, and a group of truck drivers in the city of Hamedan (western Iran) also held protest rallies in the past few days demanding answers to the issues they have raised many times with authorities.
While this resembles a tip of the iceberg regarding Iran’s protests, it goes to show how the mullahs lack the capability of quelling the growing unrest and dissent. When protests expand nationwide authorities will be left crippled before waves of dissent.
Interesting is how the regime’s own media outlets are acknowledging the growing unrest and posting reports of numerous protests, warning of an “uprising” in the making.
Iran Regime Officials Expressing Fear From Ongoing Protests Across The Country
When state-run websites such as Bahar News talk about the amount of gold Iran’s mullahs have sent to Iraq for the religious sites (for free), rest assured this has deep social impacts on the country’s turbulent society. And when other state-run websites write about how the country’s southern soil is being sold to Persian Gulf countries, and thus destroying Iran’s cement exports, this will add fuel to the already raging fire.
On the recent Caspian Sea treaty that is raising growing tension in Iran’s society, the people are reading how Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died recently, have constantly insisted on literally “gifting” Iran’s share of this resource-rich body of water to other countries in return for political gains.
All the reasons above are leading the people into concluding the only solution is revolting against the ruling mullahs. The status quo indicates conditions are ripe more than ever before in Iran for a new revolution. There has never been more ideal circumstances to establish resistance units and councils.
Iran’s regime is fully aware of the influence the PMOI/MEK enjoys among the Iranian people. “The slogans chanted were directed by the MEK through foreign news channels,” said Ahmad Salek, a member of pro-Khamenei faction in Iran’s Majlis (parliament), about of the recent workers’ protests in Esfahan.
Moreover, Iran regime officials have been expressing fear about the ongoing protests across the country. The regime’s officials are worried that the protests are becoming increasingly organized and fast-paced. The people of Iran, fed up from decades of repression, corruption, unemployment, inflation, and miseries, have taken to the streets despite the regime’s brutal crackdown. They are confronting the regime’s security forces to voice their demands for regime change and freedom.
The growing impact of the PMOI/MEK’s influence in today’s society of Iran is exactly what the Iranian regime is so utterly afraid of. The road ahead for the mullahs’ regime looks very rocky and steep.
Source: Analysis by PMOI/MEK (Modified)