Widespread dissent in Tehran finds voice in graffiti writing as the date of next protest is set

According to obtained reports, on Wednesday evening, after the screening of a movie ended at Esteqlal Cinema in Tehran and the lights were turned on, viewers noticed numerous anti-regime slogans on chairs and walls of the cinema’s exit hall.

Dozens of slogans were written, including “our uprising is alive, [regime supreme leader Ali] Khamenei is dead, our next protest on September 3,” “the blood of martyrs and suffering of political prisoners will be avenged from Khamenei – next protest on September 3,” “sanctions are a prelude to change, Iranians rise up and launch a strike,” and “death to Khamenei.”

Passersby reacted warmly to the political messages as they were walking in and out of the theater.

Separately, youth activists in Tehran have written extensive graffiti in Tehran’s Jalalieh district on the 104th anniversary of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution.

The secret war between youths and the Iranian regime included writing of anti-regime slogans on electrical poles, walls, and hospitals. The writing spanned Mirkhani Street, Nosrat Street, Qarib Street, the end of Keshavarz Boulevard, and the 1000-bed Hospital.

The slogans included:

• “our uprising is alive, [regime supreme leader Ali] Khamenei is dead, our next protest on September 3,”

• “sanctions are a prelude to change, Iranians rise up and launch strike,”

• “We will be there on September 3, the uprising will not be defeated,”

• “Khamenei must know that the uprising lives on, honorable Iranians support it.”

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