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News: Iran protests

LIVE REPORT: Iran Protests

LIVE REPORT: Protests in Iran Over Rising Costs
Iran- Protests in Shiraz 16 November 2019

Anti-regime protests have erupted across Iran, with chants of "Death to the dictator," after the regime tripled the price of gasoline. The protests, which began on Friday, November 15, are continuing despite a major crackdown by the authorities. The 'Resistance Units' of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), also known as the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), are coordinating much of the protests and sending out footage from the scene. We will be updating this page live with the latest reports of the protests in Iran.

On Friday, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), hailed the brave people of Mashhad, Shiraz, Karaj, Sirjan, Ahvaz, and other cities for rising up against the mullahs’ corrupt and criminal regime. She urged all the young people to rise in support of the protesters. Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that this would be the only way to get rid of high prices, poverty, inflation and calamities the mullahs’ regime has inflicted on the Iranian people. Mrs. Rajavi added that by tripling gasoline prices, the mullahs further impoverish the people. The economic lifeline is controlled by [the regime’s Supreme Leader] Ali Khamenei, Hassan Rouhani and the billion-dollar thieves working with them. They pillage the people’s wealth for warmongering, unpatriotic nuclear and missile programs to usurp people’s sovereignty, the NCRI President-elect said.    


Live Updates:

November 18, 2019:

Update (3:46 PM CET):

NCRI Statement:

Protests & Clashes in Fourth Consecutive Day in Iran- Iran Uprising-Iran Uprising – No. 17

Update (3:08 PM CET):

Iranian security forces open fire on protesters in Behbehan during fuel price demonstrations

Update (2:54 PM CET):

Exceptional scenes. This brave woman chants "Threats & prison no longer effect us".
Iran's people are fighting for freedom from religious tyranny -via MEK activists in Sanandaj, Iran, Nov 18

Update (11:50 AM CET):

Listen to this intercepted radio communication of Iran regime's repressive forces in Robat Karim & IRGC Gen Hossein Rahimi, head of Greater Tehran police, as protesters take over
"They're destroying everything. There's 5000 of them"- via the MEK network, Nov 16, 2019

Update (11:50 AM CET):

Shiraz, south-central Iran: The city is falling into the hands of protesters.
Members of the regime's Majlis (parliament) are acknowledging that the situation is now a "crisis."

Update (11:35 AM CET):

Regime helicopters shoot demonstrator in Iran during fuel price hike protests

Update (11:08 AM CET):

Iranian security forces open fire on protesters in Karaj

Update (10:45 AM CET):

Iran regime's troops are shooting unarmed protesters from the air as people chant "Death to Khamenei." (Footage sent out via MEK activists from yesterday's Iran Protests in Shiraz)

Karaj, west of Tehran, Iran: IRGC Basij forces are opening fire on protesters.

NCRI statements:

Update (10:40 AM CET):

Nationwide Uprising Continues Despite Violent Crackdown-Iran Uprising – No. 15

On Third Day of Uprising, People Take Control of Portions of Karaj's Fardis County-Iran Uprising – No. 14


Update (11:00 PM CET):

Tehran, Iran: Protesters seen torching a bus belonging to the regime's oppressive anti-riot units.

Tehran, Iranو Andisheh district: Protesters are continuing their rallies and blocking roads.

Update (10:40 PM CET):

NCRI statement:

Demonstrations, Clashes Continue in Different Part of Tehran as Nationwide Uprising Continues for Third Day Running. Iran Uprising – No. 13


Update (9:44 PM CET):

Karaj, west of Tehran, Iran: Protesters forcing the regime's oppressive units to flee.

Kermanshah, western Iran: Intense clashes reported between protesters and the regime's oppressive forces.

Update (8:00 PM CET):

Pardis, near Karaj, west of Tehran, Iran: Intense clashes reported between protesters and the regime's security forces.

Update (7:06 PM CET):

Tabriz University students rally in support of demonstrations protesting to fuel price hikes in Iran

Update (6:40 PM CET):

Mrs. Rajavi the President-elect of the NCRI wrote on twitter: 

Tehran, Iran: Protesters block Niyayesh Highway

Bushehr, Iran: Protesters block road with burning tires

Tabriz, Iran: Students of Tabriz University hold rally, chant:
"Don't be afraid, we're all together"
"Students, workers, unity!"

Tehran, Iran: Protesters block Lalehzar street, chant, "Death to dictator."

Karaj, Iran: Protesters block road, chant, "Mullahs must get lost!"

Demonstrators in Tehran, Karaj, block roads in protest to fuel price hike in Iran.

Update (5:30 PM CET):

Protests over Iran gas price hike Shiraz protesters chant down with Khamenei.

Reporting by PMOI/MEK Iran, November 17, 2019—Dozens of cities across Iran are witnessing massive protests in response to a recently imposed gas price hike by the mullahs’ regime. In Shiraz, protesters have blocked roads and chanting "Down with Khamenei," the supreme leader of the regime.

Update (4:57 PM CET):

Tehran, Iran
Tehran University students rallying in support of Iran Protests.

Update (4:50 PM CET):

Tabriz, northwest Iran
College students voice support for ongoing protests and chant:
"No fear! We're all together!"
"College students! Workers! Unite, unite!"

NCRI statement:

Despite brutal repression, Iran uprising continues for the third day among slogans death to dictator, death to Khamenei. Iran Uprising, No. 11

27 people confirmed dead on second day, true number higher

Shahriar, west Tehran, Iran
Protesters chanting, "Mullahs must get lost!"

Shahriar, west of Tehran, Iran
Protesters are blocking roads.

Shiraz, south-central Iran
Protesters are chanting, "Down with Khamenei!" targeting thre mullahs' supreme leader and calling for the regime's complete overthrow.

Shiraz, south-central Iran- Moali'Abad district
Protests continue as people block roads and take control over various areas.

Shiraz, south-central Iran
Locals chanting, "Mullahs must get lost!"
Protests continue over the recently imposed gas price hike.

Nov 17 - Tehran, Iran
Bazaar merchants are on strike.

Footage of the aftermath of last night's attacks on the IRGC-affiliated Bank Saderat Iran & Tejarat Bank in Kazerun during Iran Protests
Note: Residents of Kazerun rose up against the regime in May 2018. The regime killed 4 protesters at the time.

Iran Protests day 3: A swarm of heavily-armed anti-riot forces keep circling the neighborhood on their motorcycles to spread fear & quell any further unrest. Judging by the video, it looks as though they have zero influence on the people. (Sanandaj, Iran)

Heavily armed police have taken up positions at the Tehran Grand Bazaar as merchants go on strike in solidarity with anti-regime protesters on day 3 of Iran Protests. Internet lines remain down in Iran. Footage trickling out via the MEK's network of activists.

Last night in Khorramshahr: Gunshots are heard clearly as Iran's regime attempts to forcibly suppress  Iran Protests. MEK activists report clashes in the city center which is in lock-down. Hossein Mohammadpur, 14, is in Vali-Asr Hospital after being beaten in the head.

Mrs. Rajavi the President-elect of the NCRI wrote on twitter: 

November 16, 2019:

Tehran, Iran- Narmak district
Protests continue with locals chanting, "Down with the dictator!" in response to the regime's petrol price hikes. 

NCRI statements:

Skirmishes in Tehran streets, uprising spreads to other cities. Iran Uprising, No. 10

To prevent the spread of protests & its news, regime cuts off the Internet

Iran Uprising Spreads to 75 Cities, Robat Karim City Hall Falls, Khorramabad TV Station Attacked. Iran Uprising, No. 9

Iran Youth Fend off IRGC Attacks, Torch Centers of Suppression and Plunder. Iran Uprising, No. 8

Karaj: People are setting fire to a local IRGC Basij base & a bank as protests continue over the recent petrol price hikes.

Ghale Hasan Khan, west of Tehran: Locals are torching the municipality building.

Iran Protests And Uprising Spreads to 65 Cities, 25 Provinces. Iran Uprising, No. 7

Mrs. Rajavi the President-elect of the NCRI wrote on twitter:


Andishe, west of Tehran: Youths angry over the wounding of one of their colleagues by the regime's oppressive forces are chanting: "I will kill those who killed my brother!"

Vaeen Tehran:  protestors set fire to a police station

Mrs. Rajavi the President-elect of the NCRI wrote on twitter: 

Fardis, west of Tehran: Most of the city's banks are torched by protestors

Shiraz: Protestors are chanting, "Down with dictator!" "Down with Rouhani!" "Down with Khamenei!"

Parand, near Tehran: Locals have torched the regime's Kosar Bank & are heard chanting, "Down with Basiji," referring to members of the IRGC paramilitary Basij units.

Isfahan: "People are begging, [Khamenei] lives like a god!"
Protesters are targeting the root of their miseries, being the mullahs' Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Tehran, Sadeqiye district: Locals clashing with security forces & chanting: "Down with the dictator!"
Protests over the recent gas price hikes continue across the country.

NCRI statements: 

IRAN: Uprising against gasoline price hikes - No. 3
IRAN: Uprising against gasoline price hike – No. 5

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI wrote on twitter: 


Golestan district, Tehran: Protesters set fire to state-linked Refah store & Bank Maskan after gas price hike in Iran by 50%

Robat Karim, southwest of Tehran: Protesters torched 12 banks, forced the regime's security forces to retreat, took control of the municipality & launched roadblocks.

Shahriar: Protesters made security forces to run away in their demonstrations against gas price hikes.

Najaf Abad, Isfahan Province: Protesting recent gas price hikes, locals are chanting: "Iranians would rather die than live in shame!"


Shahriar, west of Tehran: Protesters set fire to a large sculpture resembling the ring of regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini. 

Isfahan: Protesters attack the oppressive IRGC and Basij base

Casualties: Based on tally by MEK's network in Iran, 8 protesters have been killed today: 3 in Behbahan, 1 in Isfahan, 1 in Khoramshahr, 1 in Shahrian Kraja, 1 in Shiraz, 1 in Sirjan.

Ghale Hasan Khan, Tehran: Protesters torch a local administration building.

Shiraz: Protesters set fire to four vehicles belonging to the regime's oppressive security forces.

Pasargad : Protesters forcing the regime's security forces to flee.

Zanjan: Brave youths are taking control over numerous streets across this city.

Tabriz: Brave youth clashed with the regime's oppressive forces, torching a police bus & blocking the "Pasdaran" highway.

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

“With their sacrifice, these martyrs have lit and opened the road for the young people of Iran to free their enchained homeland. Their names will be eternal in the Iranian nation’s history.”

Tabriz: Iran's Bank Saderat ransacked in Tabriz on day 2 of protests in Iran. Note: Bank Saderat is affiliated to the Defense Ministry & IRGC.

Bushehr, police tries to subdue protesters. A policeman promises to see to their concerns. The protesters mock him & say you'll do so with teargas and hot water [cannons]. (Footage via MEK activists in Iran)

 Kermanshah, day 2 of protests in Iran: Teargas is used against protesters.

 Kangan (southern Iran): "Rouhani, shame on you. Let go of the country" - chants against the regime's President on day 2 of protests in Iran over rising fuel costs, corruption & suppression.

Tehran:  "Death to the dictator" & "Dignified Iranians, unite, unite" being chanted today in Iran's capital as angry people block the Hakim Expressway. Day 2 of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices, corruption & suppression.

Behbahan: Anti-regime protesters have taken over Behbahan as protests in Iran continue for a 2nd day over price hikes & suppression.

 Now protesters in Behbahan are attacking Refah Bank, affiliated to Iran regime's Defense Ministry. Chants of 'Death to Khamenei' continue on day 2 of protests in Iran

 protests in Iran update: Iran's Bank Sepah comes under attack as protesters chant "Death to Khamenei" in Behbahan. Note: Bank Sepah is owned by the Revolutionary Guards.

 Update from Behbahan on day 2 of protests in Iran: Bank Melli burning as protesters take over the city's main intersections.

 Rudehen: Police attack protesters with water cannons & teargas on day 2 of nationwide protests in Iran over rising costs,corruption & suppression

Tehran: protests in Iran today in Tehranpars District. The brave lady who captured the film chants "Dignified Iranians, unite, unite" prompting protesters to cheer & chant the same slogan.

Iranshahr: Blazing tires have created a roadblock on Day 2 of nationwide protests in Iran over rising fuel costs, corruption & suppression.

Behbahan Update from protests in Iran today: Shots being fired but protesters refuse to budge & defend themselves with stones on day 2 of nationwide uprising over rising fuel costs, corruption & suppression

Day 2 of protests in Iran: Residents of Dalaki (Bushehr Province) set up a roadblock to protest the 3-fold gasoline price increase in Iran.

Andisheh, Day 2 protests in Iran: Chants of "the mullahs must get lost". Anti-regime protests continue over fuel price hikes in Iran.

November 15, 2019: 

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

Mashahd: "Guns, tanks & fireworks. The mullahs must get lost" - anti-regime chants tonight in Iran's 2nd largest city as protests in Iran erupt nationwide over rising fuel costs.

Behbahan: "No to Gaza, no to Lebanon; my life is for Iran" - anti-regime chants tonight.

"Rouhani, resign, resign" - the people of Iran are chanting against the regime's president tonight after fuel prices were raised to offset sanctions

Chah Salem (Khuzestan Province): Protests over fuel price hikes. Traffic at a standstill as angry people

Ahvaz: "Dignified residents of Ahvaz, switch off your cars" - chants this evening in protests in Iran over fuel price hikes across Iran.

Mashhad:"Death to the dictator" being chanted in Iran tonight as the regime's strategy of raising fuel prices to withstand sanctions crumbles

Ahvaz: Iran regime sends in its shock troopers to quell protests in Iran over rising fuel prices. Protests have erupted around the country.

Ahvaz: "Leave Syria alone. Think of us instead" - chants at protests in Iran

Don't be afraid. We're all together" - brave chants tonight in Ahvaz as protests in Iran rock the country over the huge jump in fuel prices.

Mashhad: Dictator, shame on you! Leave the country alone" - protests in Iran tonight in.

Behbahan: "The mullahs must get lost" - chants tonight after Iran's regime raises fuel prices.

Behbahan: "We'll die but won't accept subjugation" - chants in protests tonight over fuel price hikes.

IRAN: Protests against gasoline price hikes – No. 2 (NCRI Secretariat) 

IRAN: Khuzestan Province residents protest the rise in gasoline prices - No. 1 (NCRI Secretariat)


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