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Live Report: Day 7 of Iran Protests – via the MEK’s Network

Live Report: Day 7 of Iran Protests – via the MEK’s Network
Iran Protests- 21 November 2019

Anti-regime protests are continuing Thursday for a seventh straight day in Iran. Tehran and many other cities are witnessing continued unrest as protesters in 148 cities across the country with at least 251 killed, over 3,700 people injured and more than 7,000 demonstrators were also arrested by the regime’s oppressive security forces.

Protesters are demanding the overthrow of the Iranian regime and targeting Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Hassan Rouhani (President of the regime) and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as the source of corruption and economic and social problems and lack of freedom and fundamental rights. 

85 martyrs of the uprising in various cities identified. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: The UN Security Council must demand an immediate halt in killings and the release of detainees. It must declare the leaders of the regime as criminals against humanity. They must face justice. 

Also, today the internet remains down for more than 100 hours, according to Netblocks.org  

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Live Updates:  

November 21, 2019:

Headlines of some news about Iran protests:

UPDATE (21:42 CET):

André Chassaigne member of the National Assembly of France: we shouldn’t let this tyrannical regime to continue its unbelievable violence.
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Shiraz, southwestern Iran, rebellious youths torched total of 76 banks and the regime’s Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research building.
Mullah Meimandi: Kazeroon’s seminary was damaged. The protestors burnt several [regime’s] motorcycles and bicycles. They also burnt the seminary situated at Shiraz’s Ahamadi Boulevard.
The seminary in Goyem city near Shiraz was attacked and protestors set two of the Priad vehicles of mullahs on fire.

UPDATE (21:34 CET):

U.S. President Donald Trump warned the mullahs’ regime on the use of violence against protesters and shutting down the internet.

“Iran has become so unstable that the regime has shut down their entire Internet System so that the Great Iranian people cannot talk about the tremendous violence taking place within the country. They want ZERO transparency, thinking the world will not find out the death and tragedy that the Iranian Regime is causing!” he said.

UPDATE (21:06 CET):

Reporting by PMOI/MEK Iran, November 21, 2019—Latest reports about the nationwide protests that erupted in Iran after the regime declared an unprecedented increase in fuel prices. News obtained from inside Iran indicates the people continue protests in various cities despite the brutal crackdown of security forces and the near-total shutdown of internet access. In many cities, citizens sent voice messages to the MEK, reporting about the security forces' violent clampdown on protesters. MEK's network inside Iran continues to gather information about the protests to circumvent the regime's censorship on news about Iran's 2019 protests. Demonstrators in several Iranian cities continue to target regime centers and government buildings in protest to the fuel price hike.

UPDATE (18:42 CET):

A compatriot: Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 9:30 am in Robat Karim reported: "Right now people are gathering in Robat Karim and are demonstrating but there is a strong security atmosphere." 

UPDATE (17:30 CET):

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran wrote on twitter:

Hail to the martyrs of the uprising. Such unjust shedding of blood only adds to the resolve of the Iranian people to continue their rightful resistance to overthrow the mullahs’ regime.

UPDATE (15:50 CET): 

Maja Kocijancic, a spokesperson for the European Union called on the Iranian regime to “exercise maximum restraint in handling the protests.” “The rights to freedom of expression and assembly must be guaranteed,” she said in a statement.

Maja Kocijancic

More reports from the MEK network inside Iran about Wednesday’s protests (due to internet outages, we’re receiving delayed reports as citizens struggle to finds ways to send news of the protests:

The regime has filled Ghaemshahr’s center with security forces out of fear of protests, one citizen from the city reported. “The regime has set up a long queue of security forces. But despite the heavy security presence, the people are continuing their protests in alleys and main streets.”

This citizen also reported that protesters attacked a former regime MP on Tuesday, but he was able to evade the outraged people.

Another report pertains that some of the martyrs of the uprisings were buried on Wednesday in Eslamshahr and Malard, Tehran province. “The people were shouting, ‘Death to the dictator,’” a citizen from Eslamshahr said. “[The regime] refused to hand over the body of one of the martyrs named Amin. His father and brother were arrested for several hours. They were released after several hours and were instructed not to hold a funeral for their son, not to interview, and to bury the body in a faraway village. The people gathered in front of the house of the martyr. Security forces tried to disperse the crowd and clashes ensued. The people chanted, ‘I will kill he who killed my brother.’ There was a crowd of nearly 1,000 people. They were crying and chanting slogans. They finally handed over the body to the family in the evening. Right now, the people have gathered in the Khomeini Blvd. and are chanting slogans. Security forces don’t dare to step forward.

“Amin had a mobile phone store in the same street. Security forces shot him in the leg. There was no ambulance and he died as soon as he arrived at the hospital.”

On Thursday, another youth from Kermanshah reported, “There was a major who had killed 14-15 of our compatriots, the people that the regime is calling ‘rioters.’ The major killed them, and other protesters killed the major in revenge. The streets are filled with rocks. The people of Kermanshah’s Jafar Abad district are showing no fear of the regime. The regime has brought tanks in the streets.”

UPDATE (15:23 CET): 

Students of the Faculty of Social Sciences boycott classes. 

Students of the Faculty of Social Sciences in Tehran University boycotted classes in solidarity with protests over people's livelihood. 

UPDATE (15:02 CET): 

A citizen from Mamasani said, “Internet is cut off. The people demolished the banks. They wanted to take over the IRGC base, but the security forces opened fire on them. Most of the protesters were 17-25 years old. The security forces arrested five people who were injured and took them to Shiraz.”

More International Reaction to the Ongoing Uprising in Iran:

Andrew Sheer, leader of Canada's Conservative Party, emphasized his support for the Iranian people and called on the Canadian government to blacklist the regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) which is suppressing the Iranian people. "Conservatives stand in solidarity with the people of Iran who are bravely confronting their tyrannical government. I continue to call on Trudeau to list the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity and impose Magnitsky sanctions on Iran’s human rights offenders," he wrote on Twitter. 

Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, expressed her support for the Iranian people's uprising on Twitter, "106 protesters in 21 cities were killed over the course of the protests in Iran. Hundreds of people have been injured & more than a thousand arrested. We should all stand with the Iranian people who desperately want a better life away from the Iranian regime." 

Ann Linde, Foreign Minister of Sweden, reacted to the regime's ongoing violence and wrote, "Horrified by death tolls in Iran. Nothing can justify this violence. Iranian ambassador to Sweden notified of our views today." 

UPDATE (13:10 CET): 

According to NetBlocks, after 113 hours of near-total blackout, Iran’s internet connectivity has returned to a fraction of its original state.

UPDATE (11:15 CET): 

A report for Islamshahr reads, “Today there were funerals for martyrs in Islamshahr and Malard. People were chanting Down with dictator. The regime’s authorities are refusing to hand over the body of Amin, one of the martyrs to his family. Security forces have arrested his father and brother and kept them for four hours. There were released on several conditions: don’t hold a funeral for Amin, don’t give interviews and burry their son in a remote village. Yet around one thousand people stood in front of Amin’s house and store and were chanting I will kill who killed my brother the security forces didn’t dare to approach protestors. Amin had a cellphone shop. He was shot at leg but bled death.”  

Reports from Kermanshah, northwestern Iran, indicate heavy clashes between protestors and the regime’s security forces. The city has turned to a warzone. A criminal regime’s army major killed 14 or 15 people, so the protestors attacked and killed him. His name was Jaheri or Jawaheri. People are crying... the regime has brought tanks to oppress the people.

UPDATE (10:15 CET): 

Today the internet remains down for more than 100 hours, according to Netblocks.org  

Report from Khorramshahr, southwest Iran, indicate ongoing clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Authorities have shut down communications. Mahshahr, another city of Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran, is also the scene of constant unrest as protesters clash with the regime’s security forces. Mahshahr is being described as a “war zone.” Authorities are imposing martial law in the Kut Abdllah district of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province.

Newly obtained reports indicate the Ghanavati tribe in Kut Abdullah attacked a base of the IRGC Basij and a police station on Wednesday. Two members of this tribe were killed by the regime’s security forces during clashes on Tuesday.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence voiced Washington’s support for the Iranian people’s uprising.

“As Iranians take to the streets in protest, the Ayatollahs in Tehran continue to use violence and imprisonment to oppress their people. The United States’ message is clear: the American people stand with the people of Iran,” he said.

Iranians have received SMS messages telling them to leave and/or refrain from entering areas that are witnessing protests, according to France 24. This is a tactic used by the Iranian regime to create fear among protesters.

UPDATE (9:45 CET):

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran wrote on twitter: 

UPDATE (8:00 CET):

Iran Protests reaching 146 cities across Iran

Death toll: 251
Injuries: Over 3,700
Arrests: Over 7,000

PMOI/MEK has obtained & will publish the names of 85 protesters killed by the regime's security forces.

UPDATE (7:50CET):

NCRI Statement:

Iran Uprising – No. 26

During Iran’s Uprising, At Least 251 Killed, 3,700 Injured, and 7,000 Arrested

85 martyrs of the uprising in various cities identified

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: The UN Security Council must demand an immediate halt in killings and the release of detainees. It must declare the leaders of the regime as criminals against humanity. They must face justice.

Read more: Day 6 of Iran Protests – via the MEK’s Network

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