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News: Iran protests

Live Report: Day 8 of Iran Protests – via the MEK’s Network

Live Report: Day 8 of Iran Protests – via the MEK’s Network
Iran Protests-November 2019

Anti-regime protests are continuing Friday for an eighth straight day in Iran. Anti-regime protests have taken place in 165 cities across the country with at least 251 killed, over 3,700 people injured and more than 7,000 demonstrators arrested by the regime’s oppressive security forces.

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

Some 85 martyrs of the uprising in various cities have been identified by the network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), otherwise known as the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), inside Iran. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi saluted 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, she said.  

Also, the internet remains shut down in Iran, with only a small return of connectivity after 113 hours, along with reports that some users have come online; real-time network data show national connectivity up slightly to 8%; unclear if restoration will be sustained, according to Netblocks.org   

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Live Updates:   

November 22, 2019:

UPDATE (22:48 CET):

Iran protests 2019: Security forces shoot people, abduct youth, set fire to public property in Karaj.

Iran, November 22, 2019—During the protests that erupted across Iran after the regime imposed a sudden increase on the price of gasoline, security forces in Karaj attacked people in the streets. According to two witnesses, the security forces shot people, forcibly arrested and carried away youth, and set fire to stores and public property. Protests continue in many cities despite a brutal crackdown by the regime's security forces and an extended shutdown of internet communications. We will broadcast news about Iran protests as we receive them.

UPDATE (22:36 CET):

NCRI Statement:

Rouhani’s Advisor Compares Nationwide Uprising to MEK’s Eternal Light Operation in 1988, Threatens Protesters With Violent Suppression Like 1988

UPDATE (22:10 CET):

Reports from Isfahan indicates more than 900 people have been arrested. The regime’s security forces raided Isfahan’s Zeynabieh, Khomeini-shahr JooghAbad districts and arrested people. There unrests everywhere, Isfahan, Zeynabieh, ShahinShahr and Robat. 

Protesters did a lot of things, they torched gas stations, destroyed banks. There were unrests at Yazdan Shahr. The regime's security forces killed so many people and refused to hand over their corps and demanded money in return.

UPDATE (21:47 CET):

London- Friday, November 22: Supporters of the Iranian Resistance and PMOI/MEK rallying in solidarity with the nationwide uprising in Iran.

UPDATE (19:43 CET):

Iran, Tehran, November 22, 2019—Iranian regime Anti-riot units station in Sadeghiyeh to confront protesters.

Isfahan: On Friday, November 22, youths clashed with the regime’s oppressive security forces near the University Square.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions on Iranian regime Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Jahromi in response to the mullahs’ ongoing crackdown against the Iranian and the internet shutdown imposed on the country for than five days now.

“The U.S. is sanctioning the Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad Jahromi, for helping shut down the Iranian internet. We will hold members of the Iranian regime accountable for their violent repression of the Iranian people. #Internet4Iran,” Secretary Pompeo said.

UPDATE (18:17 CET):

NetBlocks.org: Update: The Iran internet shutdown is now in its 144th hour, keeping friends and family out of touch and limiting the basic rights of Iranians.

UPDATE (18:15 CET):

International Support for Iran Protests:

Canadian MP, Michael Cooper on Iran Protests-November 2019

UPDATE (16:05 CET):

NetBlocks.org: Update: 136 hours after Iran implemented a near-total internet shutdown, connectivity to the world remains low at 15% of normal levels.

Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran:It is the ‘patriotic duty’of all Iranians to support the ongoing #IranProtests, the rebellious youths &the Resistance Units of the main opposition group MEK.

UPDATE (15:57 CET):

Reporters Without Borders criticized the ongoing internet clampdown in Iran by the mullahs’ regime, saying Tehran intends to silence the demonstrations by denying access to the global network. The decision to shut down the internet was made by the regime’s Supreme National Security Council chaired by mullahs’ President Hassan Rouhani to prevent the flow of information, especially through social media platforms.

UPDATE (15:55 CET):

Canadian MP Candice Bergen voiced her support for the Iranian people and their ongoing nationwide uprising. “The world is watching the Iranian people rise up and fight back against a corrupt and brutal regime in pursuit of freedom. I fully support their efforts and I’m proud to stand with the people of Iran,” she said.

Reports from Shiraz indicate college students and freedom loving locals launched a demonstration on Wednesday, November 20, and clashed with the regime’s security forces. Reports also indicate at least ten civilians have been killed in this city of south-central Iran and over 500 have been arrested.

UPDATE (15:45 CET):

Live Conference On Iran Protests - Latest Developments

Netblocks: Internet access in Iran restricted to 15%

Ongoing internet blackout indicates:

UPDATE (11:45 CET):

On Thursday night, the rebellious youths in Shahin Shahr, Zarin Shahr and Najaf-Abad in Isfahan province, created roadblocks and skirmished with the oppressive forces. 

IRGC Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, IRGC’s deputy commander: Internet caused and intensified the emerge of rioters.

IRGC’s Brigadier General Ali Nazari, IRGC commander in Mashad: The enemies' real threats to us are the security threats.

IRGC Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, IRGC’s deputy commander: These riots sometimes remind me of the Karbala 4 operation [during Iran-Iraq war]….. we literally fought for 48 hours.  

Newly obtained reports from Iran Protests:

UPDATE (10:50 CET):  

The state-run Eghtesad-e-online news agency: “The rioters torched 15 banks in 4 hours.”  

Ali Rabii, the spokesperson of Hassan Rouhani’s government: during the recent unrests in Iran, some people attacked military and security centers. They had people who were leading and guiding them.  

Alireza Adyani, head of the regime’s ideological−Political Bureau of NAJA (police forces) : There were over 165 unrests in just day across Iran.

Mullah Adyani: The recent incidents in our country were much more complicated that the one in 1999, 2009 and 2018. The recent “Sedition” [regime’s term describing the popular uprisings] was much more brutal, violent, radical and even different from the previous ones.

Another report provided by the MEK network In Nasimshahr near Tehran indicates many fires are burning across the town on Thursday, November 21. Banks and administrative offices were torched by protesters. Authorities dispatched security offices in response and signs indicate people are no longer tolerating the mullahs’ regime. 

 

UPDATE (9:50CET): 

 

Live Conference on Iran Protests and the Latest Developments to be held on Friday at 3pm Central European time 

The representatives of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) will answer questions during this online discussion. 

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

 

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