Khorasan uprising- No. 1
Mariam Rajavi: The heroic uprising of today reflects the people’s general demand to overthrow the mullahs
Since this morning, Thursday, December 28, thousands of people in Mashhad (capital of the Northeastern Khorasan Razavi province) gathered at the Shohada square in front of the municipality's building in Mashhad to protest the daily increasing and unrestrained price of basic goods and necessities. The number of demonstrators increased every minute during the march.
On the morning of Tuesday, May 5th, repressive forces stormed a large number of students and workers and other strata of the people in front of the regime's ministry of labor, who had gathered to protest against the arrest of the worker political prisoner, Reza Shahabi, and arrested a number of them.
The repressive forces who were stationed in front of the Ministry of Labor and its surrounding since the dawn of Tuesday, tried to prevent the formation of the gathering and the people joining them by savagely attacking the protesters and arresting a large number of them. The number of detainees was more than 50.
Thousands of employees and retires from all walks of life, including teachers, nurses, employees of various government institutions, factory workers and steel industry workers, joined by individuals whose deposits have been plundered by state-run financial institutions, staged rallies outside the Iranian regime’s parliament in Tehran.
The demonstrators gathered in Tehran from cities across Iran, including the provinces of Tehran, Alborz, Central, Isfahan, Mazandaran, Khorasan Razavi, North and South Khorasan and Khuzistan.
To mark Student Day, various universities in Iran were the scene of student protests against the mullahs’ regime in recent days. The anti-student regime of the mullahs announced Thursday December 7 as a holiday in order to prevent the spread of student protests.
Students at the Abadan University of Oil Industry on December 7 went on hunger strike in protest to government officials' failure to respond to students' demands and protests.
“No more hollow promises, we want water; we want a thriving Sistan”
College students and brave residents of the Sistan & Baluchistan province in southeast Iran expressed their abhorrence during a visit by the Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani to the cities of Zabol and Zahedan, protesting the regime’s repressive policies.
“No more hollow promises, we want water,” “Rouhani, Sistan has no clean air,” “We want water, water, we want a thriving Sistan.”
Following a meeting between the head of Iran’s three branches, regime President Hassan Rouhani, accompanied by parliamentary chief Ali Larijani and judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani, had the audacity to blame protesting investors who have lost their entire savings to state-run financial institutes.
“The people should be careful and place their money in banks and institutions that are well known and trusted, and doubt those entities that promise high profits,” he said on Saturday.
Following the spread of protests by the people who are plundered by government institutions, and their increasing anger and hatred against the clerical regime and Khamenei, the Supreme Security Council ordered state radio and television not to publish the news of protests and rallies of the plundered people. "The Supreme National Security Council passed a bill that prevented radio and television from broadcasting depositors' voices through the national media ... after failing to broadcast my interviews on this issue twice, I followed up on the matter and I was told that the Supreme National Security Council has allowed radio and television in a resolution to prevent broadcasting of depositors' voices," said Vaghfchi, a parliamentarian, who added that the protests of the plundered people "are among the country's super-challenges. 10 percent of Iranians are involved in the financial institutions problem."(ILNA state news agency, November 1).