On Saturday, November 5, 2022, college and school students resumed protests in various cities across Iran. Brave students once again stepped into the streets despite the regime’s brutality yesterday in Khash, Sistan & Baluchestan, leading to over 20 victims and many more injured.
To humiliate college students, officials inspected students’ stuff and bags at several universities in Tehran. Security agents threatened protesting students with suspension and arrest. However, defiant students rallied at the campuses and boycotted classes in solidarity with the nationwide strike.
“Death to Khamenei; damn [regime founder] Khomeini,” “Death to the dictator,” “Imprisoned students must be freed,” “We never praise murderer [Khamenei],” “[Regime forces] are disgraced; I’m a free woman,” and “Freedom, freedom, freedom,” chanted students in at least 18 universities.
November 4 marked the 50th 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 214 cities. The regime has killed more than 530 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 25,000. The MEK has published the names of 364 killed protesters.
As of 10:30 pm Tehran time on November 5, protests in #Iran have expanded to 214 cities.
Over 530 people killed and more than 25,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 346 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#آزادی_آزادی_آزادی pic.twitter.com/oH7PknoKLl
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 5, 2022
- Merchants continued the strike in Tehran’s Tajrish Sq, Khash, Saqqez, and Mahabad following the regime’s heinous crime against defenseless protesters in Khash, Sistan & Baluchestan.
- Citizens commemorated the late Momen Zand-Karimi and Samad Bargi-Nia in Sanandaj and Piranshahr, chanting “Death to Khamenei” and other anti-regime slogans.
- Parents of Iranian youth spearheading ongoing demonstrations are increasingly describing protests as a revolutionary movement, mirroring their children’s rhetoric.
- German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says the regime in Iran has shown its true colors during recent bloody crackdowns.
- Each U.S. dollar exchanged for more than 370,000 rials today; businesspeople predict the rate will soar to 390,400 rials tomorrow.
- Following the nationwide boycott of Mihan Co products, employers pushed truckers to plead with citizens to stop the campaign. Citizens have boycotted the company for providing transfer services for oppressive forces and detained protesters.
Tehran University students continue protests, chanting: “Aban [November] is a shining month; the regime is going to end!” And “1,000 people are behind every slain protester!” [Source]
Sharif University students continue protests, chanting: “Death to the dictator!” and “[Iran] would not be revived before removing the mullahs!” [Source/Source]
Science & Technology University students continue protests, chanting: “Imprisoned students must be freed!” [Source]
Islamic Azad University-North Unit students continue protests, chanting: “Proud Iranians; support!” and “Imprisoned students must be freed!” [Source]
Allameh Tabatabaei University students vent their anger over the pro-regime dean, chanting: “The dean is a disgrace!” [Source]
Science & Technology University-Chemistry, Oil, Gas Faculty students boycott classes, protesting the regime’s arbitrary arrests of students. [Source]
Abu-Ali Sina schoolmaster chants, “Death to America!” Schoolchildren respond: “Death to the dictator!” [Source]
Brave schoolchildren resume anti-regime protests in Shahriar, chanting: “Freedom, freedom, freedom!” [Source]
University Student Protests Across Iran
Kharazmi University-Karaj Unit students continue anti-regime protests, chanting:
“Death to Khamenei; damn [regime founder] Khomeini!” [Source]
“Our people have not been killed [by authorities] so that we praise murderer [Khamenei]!” [Source]
“Canons, tanks, and machine guns are under [Khamenei] clock,” referring to Khamenei’s support of suppression. [Source]
“1,500 people were killed in November 2019!” referring to the regime’s bloody crackdown on gas protests. [Source]
Babol Nushirvani University students resume anti-regime protests, chanting against regime forces: “You are disgraced; I’m a free woman!” [Source]
Rasht University students continue protests, chanting: “Freedom, freedom, freedom!” and “The university will be shut down if [officials] suspend one student!” [Source/Source]
Shiraz University-Law & Political Science Faculty students resume anti-regime protests, chanting: “Protests are our undeniable rights!” “IRGC forces are a disgrace!” and “The Oppressor [Khamenei] will be overthrown!” [Source]
Markazi Province, Arak:
Defiant youths resume anti-regime protests in Arak, taking over the streets, chanting: “Death to the dictator!” [Source/Source]
Kurdistan Province, Saqqez and Marivan:
Saqqez defiant youths take over the streets. [Source]
Defiant youths set tires ablaze in Meydan-e Bar, Marivan, taking over the streets. [Source]
Alborz Province, Karaj:
Protesters painted Qassem Soleimani’s statue with red color at Hafeziyeh St in Karaj’s Fardis. [Source]
Residents of Shahin Vila district, Karaj, resume anti-regime protests, chanting: “Death to the dictator!” [Source]
Khuzestan Province, Ahvaz:
Ahvaz defiant youths torch the statue of Qassem Soleimani, the ex-IRGC Quds Force chief. [Source]
Yazd Province, Yazd:
Defiant youths set Khamenei’s portrayal ablaze in Safaei district. [Source]