Live Report: Over 100 cities of 30 provinces in Iran report protests
Protests in Iran spread to over 100 cities across 30 provinces on Thursday, the seventh day of this latest Iranian uprising, with the Iranian people keen on overthrowing the mullahs’ regime. There have been numerous reports of intense clashes as the regime’s security forces have launched a massive nationwide crackdown parallel to imposing severe internet restrictions to cut off communication between protesters and prevent reports of such anti-regime protests from leaking to the outside world. Agency France Presse issued a report yesterday citing a non-government organization saying 31 protesters have been killed by the regime’s security forces. Other reports indicate hundreds of people injured and widespread arrests by the mullahs’ oppressive forces.
Instagram and WhatsApp social media platforms and messaging services have been completely cut off by the authorities. Despite all the suppressive measures and censorships to bring an end to the anti-regime protests, the continuation of protests throughout Iran indicate the Iranian people are overcoming all obstacles in pursuit of their ultimate objective of bringing an end to the mullahs’ regime. As nightfall begins, brave youths and protesters are taking over their streets and various areas in their cities and towns, creating havoc for the mullahs’ regime.
Protesters across the country have been chanting anti-regime slogans targeting the regime’s senior hierarchy, specifically regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The slogans include:
“Death to Khamenei!”
“Death to the dictator!”
“The supreme leader is a disgrace”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the people of Iran for their uprisings and their resistance toward the regime and its repressive forces.
“No power on earth can deny freedom to humankind,” Mrs. Rajavi said.
These protests began following the death of Mahsa Amini. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, who traveled to Tehran with her family, was arrested on Tuesday, September 13, at the entry of Haqqani Highway by the regime’s so-called “Guidance Patrol” and transferred to the “Moral Security” agency.
Protesting her arrest, Amini was severely beaten by the security forces in a van and was taken to the capital’s Kasra Hospital due to the severity of her injuries. After initial examinations, doctors declared that Amini had suffered a stroke and was brain dead at the same time. Amini died on Friday, September 16. Shortly after, protests broke out in several cities, including Tehran and Saqqez. The protests have continued and expanded since.