Iran: Protests Spread to Tehran, Ahvaz, Arak, Karaj and Other Cities
Iran Uprising- No. 197
Demonstration and clashes with IRGC forces in Tehran with the slogans: "Death to Khamenei, Death to the Dictator"
On Thursday, August 2, on the second day of the uprising, protests spread to various cities of Iran. Demonstration of angry people that had begun on Thursday morning in Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Shahin Shahr, Najaf Abad, spread to Ahvaz, Arak, Karaj, Tehran and many other cities hours later.
The brave young people of Ahvaz demonstrated at Naderi intersection while chanting: “Our enemy is right here; they are lying that it is America”; “The nation is poor, while the mullahs live like a god.
In Tehran, the people demonstrated at Vali-e Asr Square chanting: “Death to Khamenei; Death to the Dictator; Cannon, tank, firecracker, mullahs should be killed.” They clashed with the IRGC forces who attacked them. They also set fire to trash bins on the way from Vali-e Asr toward Hossein Square in order to block the path of mercenaries.
In Arak, people chanted: The nation is poor, while the mullahs live like a god. High prices and inflation are the people’s calamity
In Najaf Abad, the brave women chanted: They fed Syria, but made our youths old. The brave youths chanted against the suppressive forces: You rascals.
In Shiraz, on Daryoush Street, the brave youths chanted slogans: Death to Khamenei; This month is the month of blood, the mullah is overthrown; Suppression doesn’t work; Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must get lost; Why you, the people, are sitting? Iran is like Palestine. The youth clashed with the mercenaries who had fired tear gas against them.
The mullahs’ regime had resorted to various tricks to prevent the protests and its spread to other cities. In fear of the outbreak of the people’s anger, mullahs’ intelligence officials desperately tried to discourage people from participating in demonstrations by sending SMS on mobile phones last night.
In a statement by Khamenei's faction in Qom, the so-called "Coordinating Council of Principlists of Qom Province", warned the people not to participate in the demonstrations because the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) uses the issue of high prices and economic disturbances and directs demonstrations against the regime.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the rising people and said: “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.”
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 2, 2018