However, a glance at the regime’s media outlets discovered the Iranian protests have shaken the ground under the feet of mullahs. As far as some mullahs compare the costs of recent events with the atomic bomb’s damages.
“Sometimes we think that an atomic bomb is dangerous. My opinion is what happened during recent days was like an atomic bomb,” a Khamenei advocate Hamed Kashani said on November 20.
On November 19, Iran state-run newspaper displayed its concerns about how much Iranians hate the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and other governmental institutes, writing, “During the chaos in Alborz Province, eight Sheriff headquarters and three police stations were under attack. Also, three government offices were destroyed and the glasses of 43 banks have been broken.”
In this regard, the state-run television exposed its fear about the Iranian people’s protests (uprising) across the country by producing ironic movies. On November 19, Iran’s news channel broadcasted a promoted report to conceal the people’s wrath against the regime in its entirety. The director tried to warn about the dangers of protests using hired interviewees. “They just intended to launch chaos. Their purpose wasn’t absolutely about gas prices. Yesterday, they were chanting slogans. They did not chant about gasoline,” the news channel’s hired interviewee said.
Notably, a few days earlier, Ali Khamenei bluntly threatened protesters calling them “hooligans” and ordered his thugs to slaughter defenseless people. “Destruction and burning; these are not people’s actions. Hooligans are acting so… No wise person who loves his country, who loves his suitable life, mustn’t help these [protesters]. These are ‘hooligans’!” Khamenei said during his primary lecture on November 17.
PMOI/MEK has recorded 251 martyrs killed by the regime’s suppressive forces in 20 cities during the nationwide uprising. It has the names of 85 of the martyrs. The number of wounded protestors during the uprising has reached 3,700.#Iran #IranProtestshttps://t.co/x4Asim916Z
— People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 21, 2019
However, the state-run newspaper “Resalat” acknowledged the attributes of recent protests and simultaneously grasped that the protesters’ ultimate purpose is fundamental change rather than settling to several reforms. “The current chaos’ nature is a rebellion against the aristocracy… The roots of recent unrest rise from the marginalized segments of society. These protests are not related to the mid and upper classes of society… A faculty member of Tehran University explained that the nature of the recent chaos is dynamic and youthful and based on the [regime] change theory,” Resalat newspaper printed on November 19.
Truly, although the recent nationwide uprising was triggered by fuel prices hikes, the rate of protests’ expansion over at least 150 cities and towns across Iran reveal the popular readiness for challenging the regime. The Iranian authorities immediately used merciless violence against innocent people instead of resolving their rightful grievances. Next, they cut off the people’s communications with beyond by internet shutdown. However, the continuous internet blackout discloses their inability to quell protests. It also proves the youths’ determination and will to sweep the religious fascism from their country.
— IranNewsUpdate (@IranNewsUpdate1) November 21, 2019