On Friday, November 18, 2022, the Iranian people bid farewell to their beloved children fallen for freedom, chanting, “Martyrs never die.” They turned mourning ceremonies in Izeh, Tabriz, Qazvin, Sanandaj, Semirom, Kamyaran, Mahabad, Piranshahr, Shiraz, Saqqez, and Bukan into revolutionary momentums.
Devoted to #KianPirfalak's mother Zeinab Molaei-Rad
— Iran News Update (@IranNewsUpdate1) November 18, 2022
Oppressive forces mercilessly targeted citizens with live ammunition in several areas, leaving dozens of people injured and killed. Instead, protesters exercised their right to self-defense and attacked oppressors in some areas. Citizens also attacked regime offices and Revolutionary Guards bases with Molotov cocktails.
November 18 marked the 64th 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 231 cities. The regime has killed more than 600 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 446 killed protesters.
As of 6:00 pm Tehran time on November 18, protests in #Iran have expanded to 231 cities.
Over 600 people killed & more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 446 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/7jomzXsMaG
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 18, 2022
- Worshippers in Sistan & Baluchestan took to the streets following the Friday Prayer in Zahedan, Khash, Rask, Saravan, Iranshahr, and Pishin, chanting “Death to Khamenei,” “This is the year of [Khamenei] overthrow,” and “Khamenei is a murderer; his rule is illegitimate.” Protests continued despite IRGC forces opening fire.
- In a Congressional briefing hosted by the Organization of Iranian American Communities on November 17, a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives declared their support for the Iranian people and the Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a democratic, secular, non-nuclear republic of Iran.
- “I want to express the Iranian people’s shared desire in their continuous fight against the mullahs across the nation in the past two months,” Mrs. Rajavi said. “They ask the world to recognize their struggle to topple the regime and their fight against IRGC.”
- The regime security forces have killed at least 57 teenagers and minors during recent protests.
Shahr-e Ziba residents chant: Death to the dictator! Source
Citizens attend the 40-day memorial of the late Mohsen Mousavi, killed by security forces, chanting: This beloved rose devoted to [Iran]! Source
Citizens chant: “We don’t want an Islamic Republic regime!” “Death to the dictator!” “Death to Khamenei!” and “We don’t want a child-killing regime!” Source
Shahran residents chant: We don’t want spectators; join us! Source
Citizens rally outside the family home of Hamidreza Rouhi, 18, killed by security forces last night, chanting: Death to the dictator! Source
Sistan & Baluchestan Province:
Zahedan citizens take to the streets, chanting: Death to Khamenei; damn [regime founder] Khomeini! Source
Zahedan citizens take to the streets, chanting: Khamenei is a murderer; his rule is illegitimate! Source
Zahedan raised the images of #ZahedanMassacre martyrs, chanting: Swearing the martyrs’ blood, we resist to the end! Source
Khash protesters take control of streets, chanting: This is the year of [Khamenei] overthrow! Source
Khash protesters pulled down and destroyed a traffic sign of “Ruhollah Khomeini.” Source
Iranshahr protesters rally outside a local security forces’ station Nour 12, chanting: Death to Khamenei! Source
Jakigor protesters block the Rask-Chabahar transit road for the third night. Source
Large crowds of Izeh citizens attend the funeral of the 10-young-old Kian Pirfalak, murdered by oppressive forces on November 16, chanting:
Death to Khamenei! Source
IRGC and Basij forces are our ISIS! Source
Izeh citizens attend the funeral of the late Artin Rahmani, 13, murdered by oppressive forces on November 16. Source
East Azarbaijan Province:
Crowds of citizens attend the funeral of the late Aylar Haghi, 23, in Tabriz‘s Vadi-e Rahmat cemetery, chanting: We are all Aylar and fight to the end! No humiliation! Security forces reportedly captured and threw out the late Aylar, a talented student of Tabriz Medical Sciences University, on November 16. Source
Footage shows security forces attacking citizens attending the late Aylar Haghi’s funeral in Tabriz. Source
Semirom citizens attend the funeral of the late Ali Abbasi, murdered by oppressive forces on November 16, chanting: Canons, tanks, machine guns are no longer effective! Tell my mother she no longer has a son! Source
Large crowds of Semirom citizens attend the funeral of the late Morad Bahramian, murdered by oppressive forces on November 16, chanting: Death to Khamenei! Source