Since the death of Mahsa Amini, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Iran. Unlike the protests in November 2019, when fuel prices skyrocketed, this time it’s not just about economic concerns, but also about political and social concerns.
Many Iranians no longer see a future and have nothing left to lose. The current protests also aim directly at the regime’s religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei, not President Ebrahim Raisi.
In contrast to previous protests, the movement cuts through all social classes, regardless of age, gender, and social class – never before has there been such broad support.
After three months of demonstrations, it is evident that the Iranian people would not be satisfied with reforms if any were offered. People want radical change. They hope for a revolution.
Despite the severe limitations of the internet, people have organized a lot through social media. The Iranian regime is under pressure – more than ever before. From today’s perspective, it is determined that this time the regime is feeling that its existence is in danger.
There is no doubt that the economic situation of the Iranian regime is in the worst possible state since they took the reign, however, ridiculously some of the regime’s officials are planning for development!
Economic inefficiency, like other areas of the country’s administration, has been one of the ominous achievements of the regime for Iran and Iranians.
Mohammad Ghasemi, a regime’s economist, and head of Iran Chamber Research Center, in a conversation with Ham Mihan newspaper on, January 3, has put his finger on the fact, that from the post-revolution economic programs, no one can expect the extraction of any new progressive plan and the development of the country.
This applies to peaceful international relations and environment and public support which the regime lacks especially after the protests in November 2019.
Some other influential factors of the regime’s inability to develop the country, are lack of social capital, lack of budget, lack of national security due regime’s warmongering and interference in other countries, and lack of access to modern technology, due to its controversial nuclear and missile programs.
Therefore, when the country’s development is not in the order of the government, social and economic issues are practically the causes of the accumulation of dissatisfaction in society.
As long as the mullahs rule Iran, progression is not imaginable, therefore, dissatisfaction will increase among the people. Iran’s people have correctly understood that regime change is the only solution to save their country from a total collapse.
January 5 marked the 112th 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 282 cities. The regime has killed over 750 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained more than 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 614 killed protesters.
- In Mahabad, northwest Iran people rallied on the 40th day of the murder of Shuresh Niknam. He was killed by the regime’s security forces in recent protests. Source
- In Karaj, people gathered to pay their respect to Hadis Najafi, killed by the regime in recent protests. Source
- In Isfahan, family members and friends of Ahmad Shokrollahi celebrated his birthday at his grave. He is one of the martyrs of Iran’s recent protests. The regime did not tolerate and disrupted the ceremony. Source
- In Sanandaj, the family and friends of Mohammad Shariati killed by Iran regime forces in recent protests celebrated his birthday at his grave. Source
- In Kangavar, People gathered at the grave of Ehsan Qasemi Fard and protested against the regime. They chanted: “Death to the Dictator”, “Basij, IRGC you are the ISIS.” Source
- In Ashkezar, a glorious ceremony was held for Mehdi Zare Ashkezari on the seventh day of his killing. He was killed by the Iran regime’s security forces in recent protests. Source
- In Ilam, family and friends of Mohsen Ghaysari celebrated his birthday on his grave. He was killed by the Iran regime’s forces in recent protests. Source
- In Isfahan, a protester set fire to a poster of the regime’s former IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani. Source
- In Izeh, people gathered on the 40th day of the murder of Hamid Salahshour who was killed by the regime’s forces in recent protests. Source
- In Berlin and Brussels, on January 4, freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the MEK gathered and expressed their support for Iran’s protests.
- In Isfahan, Tehran, Mashhad, Marvdasht, Yazd, and Mahabad, protesters set fire to posters of the regime’s former IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani and various sites.
- The families of some of the 15 political prisoners who are on hunger strike, gathered in front of the Kechoui prison/Karaj. Source