-No.1 Sham Elections
“Free Political Prisoners,” “Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My Life For Iran,” “Raisi 1988 Murderer”
Terrified of growing popular protests, the inhumane mullahs’ regime on the night of Wednesday, May 17th, dispatched a large number of Revolutionary Guards and paramilitary Basij members, alongside motorcycling units,
to the main streets of the cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan and Tabriz. Internet connection in many areas were completely cut off. Despite all this, last night and early Thursday morning brave youths in Isfahan, Qom and Tabriz held demonstrations protesting the mullahs’ sham election.
In Tehran youths staged demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in a number of areas, including the Valiasr-Taleghani intersection and Tajrish Square. The crowd were heard chanting, “Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My Life For Iran” and “No Fear, No Fear, We Are All Together” as they continued their protests by clashing with the regime’s attacking repressive forces. A number of the protesting youths were apprehended and taken to unknown locations.
In Enghelab (Revolution) Square and the Naghsh-e Jahan area of Isfahan youths were heard chanting, “Free Political Prisoners,” “Down with the Police,” “, Raisi Is A Murderer” in reference conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, and “Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My Life For Iran.” The regime’s forces resorted to tear gas and arrested a number of the youths in their attempt to disperse the crowd.
In Tabriz the youths were seen chanting, “Raisi Can’t Endure It, Has Dispatched the Bassij.” Freedom-loving youths in Qom chanted, “Murderer Of 1988” in reference to Raisi and expressing their abhorrence regarding the election façade.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 18, 2017