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Iran’s Protests Enter Second Month – Day 31

A fire broke out in the notorious Ewin prison in the Iranian capital Tehran during a conflict between inmates and security personnel.
A fire broke out in the notorious Ewin prison in the Iranian capital Tehran during a conflict between inmates and security personnel.

It’s been one month since the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died after being arrested and beaten by the Iran regime’s morality police for not wearing her headscarf properly. Her story has ignited nationwide protests across the country, and around the world. We are witnessing solidarity from all walks of life and ethnicities. The death of Mahsa was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.

Earlier in the week, hundreds of oil workers joined the protests because of the regime’s human rights violations. In their speeches posted on social media, the workers spoke about revenge and warned the regime to destroy what they have built so far.

We see pictures from classrooms where teenagers are protesting. The anger in the society is very excessive not only because of the death of Mahsa but because of forty years of corruption and crime by the regime’s officials.

The protest has nothing to do with religion, it’s not about headscarves or hijabs. There are also veiled women who have joined the protest movement.

It is about how people whose most fundamental human rights have been systematically suppressed for so long want to live. It’s about freedom. The people want the dictatorship to go away. They don’t want a despotic theocracy; they want a secular democratic system and are willing to pay any price for it.

Here the cornerstones of the Islamic Republic are being shaken. The central slogan at the rallies is ‘freedom’. This goes far beyond questions of clothing.

Hundreds have been killed in the past few weeks alone, and thousands over the past four decades for freedom. Despite violence and arrests, the young people are not intimidated and on the contrary, their resistance has created insecurity in the regime’s security apparatus.

No matter how the protests end. One thing is already clear. Iran is no longer what it was for 43 years. This time the people will fight until they reach freedom.

Evin Prison

This was obvious by the resistance of the inmates in the regime’s notorious Evin Prison. Last night there were clashes between the arrested people and the regime’s security forces at the prison.

It is not clear how many people were injured or killed by the regime. But one thing is clear, as previous experiences have taught us, this regime uses fabricated incidents like fire to eliminate political prisoners and opponents.

Tehran, Iran’s capital

Footage from outside the notorious Evin prison shows families holding a rally for the freedom of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, including detained protesters.

“Another Rex Scinema; rise up, it’s enough,” chant Technical Faculty students of Tehran University Amirabad branch, comparing the Rex Scinema fire at the end of the Shah dictatorship with the Evin Prison fire.

“Proud students; support,” chant students of Kharazmi University.

K. N. Toosi University students continue the strike

“Death to the dictator” and “Iran has become detention center; Evin Prison became a university,” high schoolgirls chant in a school in the Narmak district.

Citizens set tires ablaze, blocking Kashani St and preparing for anti-regime demonstrations.

“Death to the dictator,” defiant protesters chant in the Tajrish district.

“Death to the dictator,” Jannatabad residents chant.

October 16, Day 31 Gilan, North Iran

“They killed, shot, and [intentionally] burned Evin Prison,” Medical Sciences University students chant in Rasht.

October 16, Day 31 – Isfahan, Central Iran

“Proud teachers; join the strike,” students of the Physical Education Academy chant.

October 16, Day 31, Razavi Khorasan, Northeast Iran

“Death to Khamenei,” writes a brave protester in Neyshabur.

“Disgrace,” Mashhad’s Ferdowsi University students resume the anti-regime demonstrations, confronting oppressive forces. They show their solidarity with Evin political prisoners.

October 16, Day 31 Isfahan, Central Iran

Najafabad’s University students resume the anti-regime protests.

Alborz, Central Iran

Karaj’s Kharazmi University students chant against IRGC Basij forces, mocking them.

Gilan, North Iran

“We don’t need watchers; join us,” University students chant in Rasht.


East Azarbaijan, Northwest Iran

“Azarbaijan is awake and supports Kurdistan,” Medical Sciences University students chant in Tabriz.

Kurdistan, West Iran

Citizens in Sanandaj set tires ablaze, resuming anti-regime demonstrations.