On Monday, November 21, 2022, Kurdish cities, particularly Javanrud and Piranshahr, witnessed the Revolutionary Guards’ heavy attacks with DShK machine guns. In response, citizens fought back the regime forces. The conflicts continued the whole day. Simultaneously, the IRGC again attacked Iranian Kurdish dissidents in Iraqi Kurdistan with kamikaze drones and missiles.
In an interview with the state-run Etemad Online website, Regime MP from Mahabad Jalal Mahmoudzahdeh said eleven people were killed in Mahabad.
Kurdish rights organization Hengaw reported that “more than 200 young people were forcibly disappeared in Mahabad and Bukan since last night.” The organization also confirmed that 13 people were murdered by security forces in the past 24 hours.
“The people of Javanrud, Mahabad, Piranshahr, Kermanshah, Bushehr, and Marvdasht turned their martyrs’ funerals into new anti-regime protests. They proved that ‘armors, helicopters, and heavy machineguns’ are no longer effective!” Iranian opposition NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi said. “The uprising will carry on until victory.”
The revolution continued in the capital Tehran, Javanrud, Piranshahr, Sanandaj, Shahryar, Bonab, Qom, Saqqez, Hamedan, Salas Babajani, Kermanshah, Sisakht, Dehgolan, Bushehr, Marvdasht, Bandarabbas, Marivan, Mahabad, Dehloran, Fardis, Ravansar, Kamyaran, Qazvin, and Isfahan.
November 21 marked the 67th day of anti-regime protests in Iran. The demonstrations began following the heinous murder of Mahsa Amini, 22, in police custody. However, it immediately turned into a revolution against the entire theocratic regime.
According to the Iranian opposition Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), the protests have extended to 243 cities. The regime has killed more than 625 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 485 killed protesters.
As of 11:30 pm Tehran time on November 21, protests in #Iran have expanded to 243 cities.
Over 625 people killed & more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 485 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/6h2IkkiMXB
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 21, 2022
- Despite the regime’s resorts to the World Cup to divert public and international attention from the ongoing revolution, Iranian people showed unprecedented apathy toward the National Football Tram’s competition with England. Extraordinarily, citizens believe the team does not represent them and celebrated its first defeat.
- Protesters attacked and torched regime offices, IRGC Basij bases, and pro-regime icons in Tehran, Bushehr, Javanrud, Mashhad, Zahedan, and Piranshahr on November 21.
- According to state media outlets at least 103 oppressive forces, including IRGC commanders, have been slain since September 16. “At least nine colonels, three majors, four security forces, a pro-regime mullah, and an intelligence officer in various cities were killed,” according to reports tallied by opposition TV Simay-e Azadi.
- Merchants continued the nationwide strike in the bazaars of Tehran, Oshnavieh, Divandarreh, Sardasht, Bukan, Mahabad, Isfahan, Saqqez, Kamyaran, and Marivan on November 21.
- University students continued boycotting classes at Tehran University, Allameh, Chemistry, Basic Sciences & Industry, Al-Zahran, and K. N. Toosi University-Electricity Faculty in the capital. Furthermore, students continued the strike and demonstrations at Sanandaj’s Medical Sciences University, Hamedan Medical Sciences University, Alborz Medical Sciences University, Khansar University of Technology, Shahinshahr Islamic Azad University, Babol’s Nushirvarni University, and Najafabad’s Somayyeh University of Technology.
- “We will not look away from those who look to us from the streets of Iran. Iran must stop its oppression of legitimate protests,” said in her opening speech at the European Parliament on Iran, EP President Roberta Metsola. “In response to Iran sanctioning MEPs, European Parliament will no longer engage with Iranian authorities.”
- French Le Monde paper points to the regime’s futurelessness with a simple question: What future is there for a regime that kills its youth?
Kharazmi University-Financial Science Faculty students boycott classes. Source
Meli [Beheshti] University-Psychology Faculty students boycott classes, supporting detained students and paying homage to the protests martyrs. Source
Chitgar residents cheered after England’s third goal. “Death to Khamenei,” citizens chant. Source
Further footage shows residents of Kuhsar, Shahran district, cheering after England’s third goal. “Death to the dictator” and “Death to Khamenei,” citizens chant. Source
Residents of Andisheh Town phase 1, Shahriar, take to the streets, chanting: This is the year of [Khamenei] overthrow! Source
Niavaran residents chant: Death to the dictator! and Iran is proud of Kurdistan! Source
“IRGC forces are targeting citizens with DShk,” says the voice from Javanrud. Source
Further footage shows security forces heavily shooting at citizens following the funerals in Javanrud. Source
Javanrud protesters torch a regime local agent’s home. Source
Ravansar protesters chant “Death to the dictator!” in support of their compatriots in the cities of Javanrud and Piranshahr. Source
West Azarbaijan Province:
Piranshahr youths continue protests despite oppressive forces’ heavy gunfire. Source
Piranshahr protesters torched a regime local agent’s home early Monday. It’s said that he murdered Karvan Qader-Shokri, 16, and Taher Azizi, 30. Source
Merchants remained on strike in Piranshahr, Mahabad, Oshnavieh, Sardasht, and Bukan.
Urmia citizens take to the streets, resuming anti-regime protests. Source
Citizens rally outside the provincial governorate, chanting: Death to the dictator! Source
Security forces fired tear gas at citizens who rallied outside the provincial governorate. Source
Protesters torched the regime MP’s office in Borazjan, responding to his vote for executing detained demonstrators. Source
Protesters torched the statue of Qassem Soleimani, the ex-IRGC Quds Force chief. Source
In solidarity with the people of Mahabad which the regime is repressing brutally since last night, the people of Marivan confronted the regime’s forces. Source
Saqqez protesters take to the streets, supporting under-attack citizens of Javanrud. Source
Kamyaran youths take to the streets, resuming anti-regime protests. Source
Protesters torch dictator Khamenei’s banner. Source