Dissent is Iran is very much present. The people are angry with the regime for the situation they have been left in. The economy is in tatters and the regime’s management of the Coronavirus health crisis can only be described as a shambles.
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 113,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition (PMOI / MEK Iran).
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More than 113,500 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 450 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
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Furthermore, the people are angry that the regime is cracking down even more on political prisoners and protesters.
The reason for the regime’s crackdown on dissent is because it is very concerned about its future. Three major uprisings in the past three years have weakened the regime to such an extent that another one is likely to push it over the edge.
Reporting by PMOI/MEKIran, September 30, 2020—In recent days, the Iranian Resistance Units, the internal network of…
Over the past few days, there has been a continuance of anti-regime activities across the country. The main opposition to the Iranian regime – the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) – has an internal network that has been particularly active.
The MEK Resistance Units have been commemorating the historic demonstration that took place in the nation’s capital in September 1981. Back then, large numbers of students called out for freedom and an end to the regime for the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
In the MEK Resistance Unit’s activities that took place in a number of cities across the country, members chanted the same slogans as their fellow citizens back in 1981. They were also heard chanting “From 1981 until today the revolt continues, long live freedom” and “The Supreme Leader’s end is near”.
The members of the MEK Resistance Units also paid tribute to the hundreds of young people that were killed by the suppressive forces back in 1981.
In a number of cities including Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Gorgan, Kurdistan, Ahvaz, Hamadan, Gilan, Isfahan, Tabriz, Nishapur, Kermanshah, Lahijan, Karaj, Zabol, Arak, Qom, Hendijan, Bushehr, Yazd, Varamin, Kerman, and many more, members of the Resistance Units displayed graffiti.
Some of the slogans graffitied around the cities paid tribute to the young people who risked their lives to stand up to the regime in 1981, reminding the regime that the revolt continues to this day. Other slogans read: “Supreme Leader, shame on you, let go of power”, “Hail to the martyrs fallen for freedom”, “The victory is in our hands” and “Down with the dictator”. There were also messages of support for the Iranian Resistance (PMOI / MEK Iran) and its leaders.
Defiant and angry young people also targeted Basij bases in Isfahan and Tehran. The Basij Force is a paramilitary force linked to the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and routinely suppresses protesters during anti-government demonstrations and rallies. It is one of the most suppressive and hated branches and was heavily involved in the suppression of the uprising in November last year in which more than 1,500 protesters were killed and thousands more injured.
The Iranian regime is trying to promote an atmosphere of fear but the people are making it very clear that they will not give the regime what it wants. In fact, people are more determined than ever to see the regime collapse.