Iran Nationwide Uprising – Day 63

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Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Iran Protest-No. 138
NCRI logoUprising of the people of Bukan and Sanandaj, nationwide strikes of merchants in Tehran and various cities continue
On Thursday, November 17, marking the 63rd day of the national uprising, the funeral and commemoration ceremony of the martyrs was held in Bukan, Sanandaj, Saqqez, Kamiyaran, Shiraz, and Isfahan with the significant presence of people chanting “Death to Khamenei.”

In Bukan, the funeral ceremony of the martyrs of today, Salar Mojaver and Mohammad Hassan-Zadeh were held with significant participation of people. To suppress the crowd, the IRGC had stationed snipers and troops in the nearby hills and started opening fire and firing tear gas to disperse them, but the brave youths counter-attacked the Guards and forced them to flee. Mohammad Hassanzadeh, who was martyred last night, wrote in his last note on Instagram: “Maybe today will be the last day of my life; let it be for the happiness of the nation.”

After the ceremony, the people of Bukan protested in the streets, took control of the municipal building, and set fire to the car and the office of one of the agents. A large crowd from Mahabad left for Bukan in the early hours of this morning to participate in the ceremony of these martyrs. People blocked the Bukan-Mahabad highway and blocked the way of the suppressive forces.

Daniyal Pabandi’s corpse, a 17-year-old juvenile from Saqqez, was secretly buried by guards at 3:00 am today. The people of Saqqez gathered at the grave of their martyr and honored the memory of Daniyal by singing the hymn “O Martyrs.”

The people of Sanandaj held a large protest rally in “Behesht Mohammadi” cemetery marking the 40th day of 4 martyrs of the uprising chanting “Death to Khamenei,” “Don’t cry mother, we promise to avenge him,” and “Death to the Supreme Leader after many long years of committing crimes.” The crowd with the repressive agents of the regime. The defiant youth of Sanandaj blocked the street by lighting a fire and burning the large banner of Khamenei’s image.

On November 17, the state-run Fars News Agency affiliated with the IRGC reported that the political and security deputy of the regime’s governor in Kurdistan announced that “during today’s unrest in Sanandaj, Major Hasan Yousefi from the state security forces of the Kurdistan province was killed by the people.”

The people of Kamiyaran paid their homage to Burhan Karami, the martyr of the uprising chanting “Death to Khamenei,” “Death to Basiji,” and “Death to IRGC.” In Shiraz, the funeral ceremony of Milad Khoshkalam was held. The people of Isfahan turned the ceremony, marking the 40th day of the martyrdom of Ahmed Shokrallahi, into an anti-government protest rally.

For the third consecutive day in Tehran, Mashhad, Yazd, Gorgan, Merodasht, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Arak, Sanandaj, Babol, Soumesara, Najaf Abad, Sarpol Zahab, Javanrud, Dehkalan, Baneh, Saqez, Kamiyaran, Marivan, Mahabad, Piranshahr, Bukan, Ashnoye, Rask, Sardasht, Mobarakeh, Shahrekord, Kerman, Bojnord, Homayunshahr, Bushehr, Khorramabad, Qazvin, Bandar Abbas, Babol, Gorgan, etc. merchants went on strike. In Mashhad, suppressive forces brutally beat the striking merchants.

In a metro station in Tehran, the youth chanted, “Death to the entirety of the system. ” Tehransar in Tehran and the city of Durood witnessed people gathering and protesting who were chanting “Death to the dictator.” Defiant youths set fire to Semirum’s Friday prayer leader’s car, attacked the infamous Basij base with Molotov cocktails in Zanjan and Yazd, and burned the symbol of Basij Square in Sarbandar, Mahshahr.

In Sarabeleh, the youths took control of the streets by lighting fire, capturing the city’s telecommunications headquarters from where shots were fired at the people the night before. In Masal, Gilan, people protested, chanting, “Have no fear; we are all together.” Neglected farmers protested in Khorasegan. Last night until early morning, people clashed with suppressive forces in the Babaei district of Qazvin. The youth of Tehran’s Kianshahr set fire to a Basij base.

At 2:00 am today, students protested by chanting “Death to the dictator” and “The crippled (referring to Khamenei) is responsible for killing in Shahcharagheh (Shiraz).” Students at Yazd University and Mohaghegh Ardabili staged protests. The Shahrood University of Technology students gathered in memory of the martyrdom of Zahedan, Khodanoor Lajehi, and in support of the people of Zahedan.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

November 17, 2022


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