Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli made this shock revelation on TV1 channel late Tuesday. He said that between 130,000 to 200,000 people took part in the Iran protests, demanding regime change and that they were organized and encouraged by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
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He said that these protests took part in at least 100 areas of the capital Tehran, as well as 27 of Iran’s 31 provinces, noting that a state of emergency was declared in five of Iran’s provinces, including Tehran, Fars, Isfahan, and Khuzestan. He said that protesters across Iran destroyed at least 50 police and army centers, 140 government centers, 183 police vehicles, nine seminaries, 731 state-affiliated banks, and 70 gas stations.
As truly as incredible as his comments are, this is actually only a small amount of the true figures. As always, the Iranian regime, its officials and state media are trying to minimize the widespread nature of the Iran protests, as they do with anything that makes the regime look bad or out of control.
The regime seemingly has managed to conceal the crimes against humanity they committed during this protest by cutting off the internet (and thereby Iran’s access to the outside world) and refusing to hand over the bodies of those killed to their relatives, as well as banning funeral services for them.
Right now, Iran is seeing the biggest political upheaval since the 1979 revolution, with protests taking place in at least 176 cities and protesters, chanting “Death to the dictator”, managing to take over or destroy hundreds of government centers, security outposts, and state-affiliated banks, gas stations, and seminaries.
The Iranian regime has killed at least 450 protesters, wounded 4,000, and arrested a further 10,000, who face the death penalty. Even those figures are thought to be much lower than the true number of people affected, due to the secrecy of the regime.
The protests, which began on November 15, were originally about the regime tripling the price of fuel, but quickly became about regime change, with the people rightly identifying the regime, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, and the IRGC, as the source of all their woes.