The suppressive forces surrounded students from the University of Tehran a few hours after they staged protests and the atmosphere at 16 Azar Avenue and Enqelab Avenue is extremely tumultuous.
The students began chanting “Imprisoned students must be freed” and “Don’t be afraid, we are all together”, which gave them the inner strength to force back the paramilitary Bassij forces when they tried to attack the students.
Meanwhile, the situation is extremely tense in the Sadeqyieh district of western Tehran where people have also taken to the streets and in Karaj, suppressive forces have blocked off access to squares in order to try and retake areas that are currently under the control of the people.
In Sarasiab, a poverty-stricken area of southern Karaj, the people clashed with the security forces who had opened fire on them, while in Karaj’s Fardis district, the youth set Sepah Bank’s branch on fire.
The State Security Forces and swarms of armed plainclothes agents have been sent to various areas of the country to try and quell the uprising.
Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), tweeted on Monday: “Hail to the martyrs of the uprising. Such unjust shedding of blood only adds to the resolve of the Iranian people to continue their rightful resistance to overthrow the mullahs’ regime.”
Regime atrocities over the past 3 days are undoubtedly a manifest case of crime against humanity. This regime must be banished from the international community and Khamenei, Rouhani, and other regime leaders must face justice for committing crime against humanity. #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/OUoeR2QOIe
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 18, 2019
She further called on the rest of the world to take action against the mullahs.
Rajavi tweeted: “Regime atrocities over the past 3 days are undoubtedly a manifest case of crime against humanity. This regime must be banished from the international community and [Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei, [President Hassan] Rouhani, and other regime leaders must face justice for committing a crime against humanity.”
In Shiraz, the large fuel station of Sanaye, located in Giah Chemical, was set on fire. Meanwhile, the young people were protesting near the news headquarters of Falakeh Setad and the office of the Friday prayer leader, having gathered there after arriving from four different areas. On Monday, the Valfajr police station in Shiraz was taken over by the people.
In #Kermanshah& #Shiraz, suppressive forces attacked hospitals Monday night, taking away the bodies of those killed &the wounded #protesters. In Kermanshah, authorities are demanding 500 million Tomans ($38,000) to hand over the bodies of the dead.#IranProtests #Internet4Iran
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) November 19, 2019
Eyewitness reports say that sporadic gunshots can be heard in the area, while the Rajai and Namazi hospitals are full of wounded protestors and suppressive agents trying to arrest them.