Over the past four decades, we have seen relentless protests against Iran’s theocratic regime. But since the protests in November 2019, we have been facing a nation seeking fundamental changes. This was a peak in the fight of the people against the regime.
The reason for that is straightforward. This is a regime that has nothing to offer to a population and is not able to respond to the answers for what is on the minds of a very young population. Seventy percent of today’s population is under the age of 30. Therefore, the protests will continue despite the regime’s repression. The people’s frustration is huge., and almost everyone is struggling to have a living.
But that is not all. Over the past years, people’s courage has increased. On every occasion, they take to the streets and confront the regime for their most important demand, freedom.
Abbas Abdi, a famous regime expert and member of the so-called reformist faction, recently admitted to the people’s frustration. “From the number of participants in the parliamentary elections in 2018, it could be guessed that we are facing a crisis of political representation, but those who should have heard did not listen,” he said. “Finally, the recent protests showed that the reality is too hard to ignore. Ignoring reality is a form of self-deception rather than causing a favorable change.”
He added that the regime had to change the circumstances from a ‘red’ to an ‘orange.’ He then criticized some close to the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, who tied the people’s low participation in the election to the coronavirus. While the election took place only two days after the announcement of the coronavirus spread, the people were not to become sensitive to decide not to participate in the election.
His comment shows the regime’s actual situation, while other officials claimed they could suffocate the protests.
Can we conclude from this argument that the situation remains the same? The answer is no because, on the one hand, the regime is not able to concretely solve any problem, such as economic growth, reducing inflation, stabilizing the exchange rate, increasing employment, and providing housing.
On the other hand, the continuation of the status quo gradually has forced the people to conclude that everything else will be better than this situation. Therefore, the agenda of the regime’s demise will never be removed from the people’s desks. People will never stop protesting.
And the conditions of Iranian society will never return to the beginning of the protests. The people’s slogans have made the situation irreversible.
Today, Iran’s nationwide uprising is marking its 93rd day. Protests in Iran have to this day expanded to at least 280 cities. Over 700 people have been killed, and more than 30,000 are arrested by the regime’s forces, according to sources of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 596 killed protesters.
The oil industry workers led today’s protests. Workers in Mahshahr, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, and Gachsaran joined the nationwide protests by striking.
Last night the brave rebellious youths kept the flames of the revolution burning by attacking the regime’s various bases with Molotov cocktails. In Golpayegan and Marvdasht, they attacked the regime’s seminaries which are one of its main bases for the spread of propaganda and advertising its medieval ideology.
In Kermanshah, they torched the poster of Qasem Soleimani, the slain commander of the regime’s infamous Quds Force. In Hashtgerd, they attacked a Basij base. In Tehran, they attacked a Basij base and the Baharestan Governorate.
The prisoners in hall 3 of Karaj Central Prison chanted slogans against the regime because of the transfer of four prisoners to solitary confinement for execution. The news indicates that the prisoners clashed with the prison guards, and several of them were injured.
Families of the arrested people of the recent national uprising gathered today in front of the infamous Evin prison, asking for the fate of their beloved ones.
On December 15, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the regime’s serious human rights violation. This resolution entitled, “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” passed by a recorded vote of 80 in favor and 29 against, with 65 abstentions.
The regime expressed desperation and frustration about approving the sixty-ninth resolution. Its foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani called it “hypocritical and devoid of legitimacy.”
“The sponsors o” this resolution, instead of showing hypocritical compassion for the human rights of the Iranian people, should stop supporting the American government’s ecgovernment’srism against the system and stop hosting terrorist groups (MEK/PMOI),” he desperately” added.