On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Iranian people from all walks of life, particularly college students, marked National Student Day with significant strikes and protests across the country. According to local reports, students boycotted classes in at least ten major universities in Tehran and held anti-regime rallies.
Furthermore, citizens continued anti-regime protests and strike in Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Adak, Ilam, Hamedan, Kerman, Bandar Abbas, Zahedan, Kamyaran, Oshnavieh, Marvdasht, Bushehr, Lahijan, Marivan, Divandarreh, Javanrud, Eslamabad-e Gharb, Shahinshahr, Qazvin, Qorveh, Karaj, Bandar Anzali, Tonekabon, Jam, Borujen, Hafshejan, Zarrinshahr, Saqqez, Kerend, Baneh, Eslamshahr, Sarableh, Kuchesfehan, Langarud, Paveh, Abdanan, Shahrekord, Khoshkebijar, Ravansar, Babol, Mahabad, Sari, Bukan, Rasht, Bandar Genaveh, Shahr-e Babak, Delgan, Najafabad, Dehgolan, Kuzaran, Fuladshahr, Quds City, Fuladshahr, Golshahr, Gohardasht, Behbahan, Ahvaz, Robat Karim, Semirom, Ardakan, Yasuj, Qom, etc.
Seventy-one years ago, on this day, hundreds of Tehran University students protested against Shah Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi’s coup against Dr. Mohammad Mosaddeq’s government. In response, Shah’s security forces opened fire at students, killing three students and injuring more.
Since then, as the country’s Student Day, December seventh has inspired thousands of students every year to voice their anger against any kind of tyranny. This year, regime officials, including president Raisi, notorious for the mass killing of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, attended the universities following more than three months of anti-regime demonstrations.
Raisi attended Tehran University while security forces had detained several protesting students days before. However, other students raised their voices against him on campus. “Students die but never give in to disgrace,” “Imprisoned students must be released,” “Students are awake and loathe tyranny,” and “Silence is a shame! Freedom is our culture” students chanted.
“I salute the courageous university students who rose up today across #Iran despite brutal attacks and massive arrests by repressive forces,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. “With chants of ‘Death to Khamenei,’ they seek the criminal mullahs’ overthrow.”
December 7 marked the 83rd 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 280 cities. The regime has killed over 700 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained more than 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 565 killed protesters.
As of 6:30 pm Tehran time on December 6, protests in #Iran have expanded to 280 cities.
Over 700 people killed and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 565 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/Nfsfb4A1g9
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) December 6, 2022
- In a conference at the Italian Senate, Senators, lawmakers, and human rights activists showed their solidarity with the Iranian people’s cause of freedom and democracy. “Three months full of selflessness, sacrifice, and suffering are the most important reasons that point to the regime’s inevitable overthrow,” said Maryam Rajavi the event’s keynote speaker.
- In an open letter from Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, two elite students Ali Younesi and Amir-Hossein Moradi showed their solidarity with the ongoing “democratic revolution,” marking National Student Day as a major event against both Shah and mullahs tyrannies. “From behind the stone walls of Evin prison, we see the flares of the sun of freedom, which rises in the heart of the darkest night of our homeland,” they wrote.
- “Over 1,000 Iranian students stricken with food poisoning—right before the mass protest,” the Washington Free Beacon reported, pointing to the regime’s schemes to counter nationwide protests.
- In an open letter, Mrs. Badri Khamenei, the dictator’s sister, condemned the regime’s “crackdown on nationwide protests and called on the widely-feared Revolutionary Guards to lay down their weapons.”
- Following the EU sanctions, the Eutelsat stopped broadcasting the Iranian regime’s Press TV.
- Freedom-loving Iranians rallied in Stockholm, Zurich, Paris, Vienna, and Oslo, marking National Student Day in Iran and supporting the ongoing revolution.
Protesters chant “Death to the dictator” at Azadi [Freedom] St on National Student Day. Source
Protesters take to the streets in Ekbatan town, chanting anti-regime slogans Source
Protesters chant in Tohid Sq: This is the year of [Khamenei] overthrow! Source
Protesters destroy a LED screen used for promoting the mullahs’ propaganda and outdated beliefs in Eslamshahr‘s Namaz Sq. Source
Students of Amirkabir [Polytechnique] University chant:
With or without hijab, we’re going to [conclude] this revolution! Source
Death to Khamenei! Source
Death to the entire regime! Source
Security forces attacked a mall shopping center in Mirdamad St, firing tear gas into the site, attacking and beating merchants and citizens. Source
Footage shows four plainclothes agents abducting and shooting at a woman in Lahijan on National Student Day. The sound of the woman heard trying to release herself. Source
Protesters take to the streets on National Student Day, chanting against Khamenei: He is the so-called leader of “Muslims” but serves Russia and China! Source
Citizens take over the streets in Gohardasht, Karaj. Source
Protesters in Sarableh torched tires at an access bridge to Chardavol and blocked it. Source
Ardakan citizens resume anti-regime protests, chanting: This is the year of [Khamenei] overthrow! Source
Protesters block the streets in Saqqez. Source
Najafabad citizens resume anti-regime protests, chanting: Poverty, corruption, high prices; we’re going to conclude this revolution! Source
Protesters take to the streets, chanting: No fear! We’re all together! Source
Kohgiluyeh & Boyer-Ahmad Province:
Protesters torched the car belonging to a regime agent in Yasuj, chanting: Death to the dictator! Source