On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, citizens from different walks of life commemorated the Zahedan massacre martyrs across Iran. Forty days ago, the regime opened fire on worshippers at Makki Mosque, killing more than 100 Baluch citizens, including children.
On Friday, September 30, #Iran's satanic regime attacked worshipers in #Zahedan, killing and injuring dozens of civilians.
In response, defiant youths raided regime offices, setting them ablaze, and authorities failed to suppress them.
— Iran News Update (@IranNewsUpdate1) September 30, 2022
Condemning the regime’s heinous crime on September 30, merchants and citizens went on strike in Zahedan, Khash, Tehran, Tabriz, Mashhad, Sanandaj, Kermanshah, Saqqez, Baneh, Bukan, and Rasht.
Furthermore, students paid homage to Zahedan’s bloody Friday martyrs at the universities of Pars Higher Education Institute of Art & Architecture, Science & Culture, Amirkabir, Islamic Azad-West Branch, Fire Arts, and Meli [Beheshti] in Tehran.
Meanwhile, students continued protests and commemorated Zahedan victims at Tabriz University-Medical Sciences Faculty, Karaj Kharazmi University, Shiraz Aali University-Law & Political Science Faculty, Bojnurd University-Medical Sciences Faculty, Isfahan University-Arts and Architecture Faculties, Najafabad University, and Kermanshah Razi University.
November 9 marked the 55th 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 218 cities. The regime has killed more than 550 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 375 killed protesters.
As of 7:30 pm Tehran time on November 9, protests in #Iran have expanded to 218 cities.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 9, 2022
- Cabinet Spokesperson Ali Bahadori Jahromi said, “It was easy as pie for the government to use live ammunition.”
- Defiant youths attacked Khamenei representative’s office in Jam, Bushehr province, and a Revolutionary Guards Basij base in Mashhad, Rajavi Khorasan.
- In her opening speech, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola condemned the Iranian regime’s atrocities against people, emphasizing the MEPs’ solidarity with the Iranian people’s struggle and calling for targeted sanctions against regime officials.
- Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly said, “Canada strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s decision to impose the death penalty on some arbitrarily detained protesters.”
- The University of Luxembourg strongly condemns the violent repression of public demonstrations in Iran as well as all aggression against students and academics who continue to peacefully demonstrate in universities, schools and cities in Iran.
East Azarbaijan Province, Tabriz:
Tabriz Arts University students resumed anti-regime protests, chanting:
[Khamenei] sucks our blood! [Source]
With hijab or without, we overthrow the regime! [Source]
Students are drenched in blood; pro-regime professors remain quiet! [Source]
Students, raise your voices; shout for your rights! [Source]
[Regime forces] are disgraced; I’m a free woman! [Source]
Payambar [Prophet] district residents take to the streets, chanting: “Death to Khamenei; damn [regime founder] Khomeini!” [Source]
Citizens light candles in Shariati St, paying homage to Khodanur Lajai, one of over 100 Zahedan Massacre martyrs on September 30. [Source]
Saadatabad residents take to the streets, chanting: “Death to Khamenei!” and “Freedom, freedom, freedom!” [Source]
Brave protesters install a portrayal of the late Khodanur Lajei, one of the Zahedan Massacre martyrs on September 30, from a pedestrian bridge on Hakim highway. [Source]
Citizens take to Enghelab [Revolution] street, chanting: “We don’t need spectators; join us!” [Source]
Bagh-e Feyz residents take to the streets, chanting against regime forces: “You are disgraced; I’m a free woman!” [Source]
Brave protesters install a banner from a pedestrian bridge on Bakeri highway on the 40-day memorial of the Zahedan Massacre, reading: “From Zahedan to Tehran, my life for Iran!” [Source]
University Student Protests
University of Science & Culture students chant on Zahedan Massacre memorial:
We have no food nor home; hijab is [regime] excuse! referring to officials’ trying to limit protests to the hijab issue alone. [Source]
You should become outraged when your compatriots are shot! [Source]
Amirkabir University students pay homage to over 100 Baluch citizens, including children, killed by security forces in Zahedan Massacre on September 30. [Source]
Allameh University students write a poetry text on a wall in graffiti in honor of the late student Ezzat Ebrahimnejad, killed by authorities during the student #IranProtests in 1999. “Remember us…” [Source]
Fars Province, Shiraz:
Defiant youths confront oppressive forces, chanting:
Disgrace! Disgrace! [Source]
The disabled [Khamenei] is the murderer of Shahcheragh victims! [Source]
Razavi Khorasan Province, Mashhad:
Brave protesters take to the streets, chanting: “Iran is proud of Sanandaj and Zahedan!” [Source]
Protesters show their solidarity with Zahedan Massacre martyrs, raising the images of the late Khodanur Lajei. [Source]
Further footage from Mashhad shows brave protesters continuing anti-regime protests. [Source]