This year, the tradition has become a powerful method of voicing their hatred of the mullahs’ dictatorship and pledging to continue the ongoing Iranian revolution that began in September 2022, with protests spreading to at least 282 cities.
Wednesday marks the 188th day of the Iranian revolution. 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 are arrested by the regime’s forces, with the names of 664 killed protesters already published by the MEK.
As part of their vow to continue the revolution and avenge the martyrs, members of the MEK’s Resistance Units in different cities across Iran have visited the graves of protesters murdered by Iranian security forces during the nationwide uprising.
Meanwhile, locals in various cities, including Tehran, Arak, Mahabad, Shiraz, Yazd, Izeh, Khorramabad, and Karaj, have begun chanting anti-regime slogans, calling for Khamenei’s overthrow.
Retirees and pensioners of the regime’s Social Security Organization in Shush, southwest Iran, rallied outside the local governor’s office, protesting high prices, inflation, low pensions, and other economic woes. Pensioners and retirees are among the worst-hit segments of Iran’s society, depending on government stipends to make ends meet, but the regime has refused to increase their pensions.
March 22 – Shush, southwest #Iran
Retirees and pensioners of the regime's Social Security Organization are rallying outside the city's governor office protesting high prices, inflation, low pensions, and other economic woes.#IranProtests2023 pic.twitter.com/882hXjBUgm
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) March 22, 2023
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) welcomed the new Iranian calendar new year, Nowruz, with a renewed vow of continued protests inside the country and intensifying the Iranian Resistance’s anti-regime campaign both inside Iran and across the globe.
“The Spring of the Iranian people’s democratic revolution towards freedom and popular sovereignty will advance and flourish. This year was the year of Iran’s revolution and revolutionary solutions targeting tyranny in all its forms, be it the dictatorship of the past or the current theocracy.
As the tick-tock of the clock synchronizes with the turn of the New Year, the resolute footsteps of protesters reflect a people determined to topple the yoke of religious tyranny.
On this momentous occasion, we extend our heartfelt felicitations to the pic.twitter.com/X7CnKN6GSX…
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) March 19, 2023
The slogan “Death to the oppressor, be it the Shah or the Supreme Leader!” became the call of Iran’s democratic revolution. Drawing an uncrossable line between two opposing fronts; the Iranian people on one side and the theocratic and monarchist fascisms on the other,” she explained.
Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the opposition MEK gathered in Brussels on Monday for a large demonstration calling on the European Union to designate the regime’s IRGC as a terrorist organization, close the mullahs’ embassies in Europe, and expel the regime’s agents from their territory.
This protest took place as the European Union Foreign Ministers met to discuss a variety of issues, including Iran. Several Belgian and international dignitaries spoke in support of the Iranian people and their ongoing revolution, while also urging the EU to blacklist the IRGC.
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