News : Insider
- Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
The Iranian people’s uprising spread to over 132 cities by the end of its fourth day on Monday, despite brutal repression by the security forces that have left at least 200 protesters confirmed dead.
Still, the Iranian people continued their uprising into Monday.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) forces, under strict instructions from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, opened fire on demonstrators, killing 14 people in Shahriar, seven people in Behbahan, two in Tehran’s Baharestan square, and one person in each of the following cities; Sirjan, Shiraz, Marivan, and Khorramshahr. It should be noted that the true number of deaths is higher, but the government will try to cover this up as much as possible.
#IRGC murderers are opening fire on protesters on orders from the Iranian Regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, &targeting Iranian youth.#IRGC forces have shot &killed eight young protesters in the cities of Sirjan, Behbahan(3), Karaj,Shiraz,Khorramshahr &Marivan.#FreeIran #MEK pic.twitter.com/jrN4WAIHUK— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) November 16, 2019
Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the protesters of "decisive" action if unrest over the fuel price hike did not cease, state television reported.
"If necessary, we will take decisive and revolutionary action against any continued moves to disturb the people's peace and security," the Guards said.
One of those who died was Ruhollah Nazari-Fat’h-abad, 37, who was shot in the head at Naft Square, outside Sirjan’s oil depot.
Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, praised the Iranian people for their uprising and gave her condolences to the heroic martyrs.
She then said that Khamenei and the mullahs have tried to keep their hold on power through conducting crimes against humanity and should, as a result, be expelled from the community of nations.
She urged the United Nations Security Council, UN Secretary-General, UN Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other related international bodies that defend human rights to “strongly condemn” the regime and “take appropriate decisions in this regard”.
The uprising has caused tens of thousands of people across Iran to stage protest gatherings, block streets and highways, set fire to tires, and chant anti-regime slogans
In Tehran, protesters blocked the Hakim Expressway, chanting “Death to the dictator” and “Dignified Iranians, support, support”, and the Tehran-Karaj highway. While in Karaj, plenty of people, shut down the road leading to Molla Sadra shopping mall and Beheshti Street.
In Tabriz, they blocked the Expressway and clashed with the State Security Force, as well as holding a gathering in Fahmideh Square. While in Shiraz, they set fire to a number of suppressive centers including two paramilitary Bassij bases.
It should be noted that the authorities knew these protests would come after the mullahs tripled the price of fuels, so they installed herds of State Security Force members, intelligence and plainclothes agents across the country.
Rajavi said that the looting of the Iranian people’s wealth would continue for as long as the mullahs remain in power in order to fund the regime’s terrorism, warmongering, and missile programs.