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Iran: Asaluyeh Petrochemical Workers Join Nationwide Uprising

Iran Protest-No. 46

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On Monday, October 10, the 25th day of the nationwide uprising in Iran, more than 1,000 Bushehr petrochemical workers stopped their work in Asaluyeh and joined the uprising while chanting “death to Khamenei.” A part of Kangan Petrorefinery and Hengam petrochemical workers also joined them.

The workers blocked the path of the suppressive forces by lighting fires and piling rocks. The workers chanted, “Death to Khamenei”, “we will fight, we will die, we will take back Iran”, “death to the dictator”, “don’t call it a protest, it is now a revolution” and “this year, is a year of sacrifice, Seyyed Ali (Khamenei) will be overthrown”. The angry workers set fire to a security trailer and completely blocked the Petrochemical junction.

In Tehran, students of Polytechnic and Sohanak Azad University staged a protest and chanted, “Free the imprisoned students”, “My martyred sister, we will continue your path” and “We are no longer scared of guns and tanks”. The students at Rasht Technical College also staged a protest and chanted anti-regime slogans.

Last night, the suppressive forces brutally attacked people in Sanandaj who have actively participated in the nationwide uprising in the past three weeks. The sound of continuous shooting with various kinds of guns could be heard in different areas until this morning. In some areas, the suppressive forces staged house-to-house searches for protesters and arrested them violently while firing tear gas into the houses, which caused respiratory problems for a number of people.

In Kermanshah, Marivan, Salas-e Babajani, Qorveh, Zanjan, Bukan, Dehgolan, and Izeh, people held nightly protests. In Saqqez, the suppressive forces fired tear gas. In Salas-e Babajani and Saqqez, the security forces arrested many protesters.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, hailed the oppressed workers of Asaluyeh Petrochemical industry who stopped working today and joined the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people. She said, all segments of the Iranian people have joined in unison against the dictatorship and repression and cried out: “Freedom”. This is a revolution until victory.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

October 10, 2022