Many in Iran and outside are acknowledging that the Iranian Resistance group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) are heavily involved in the planning of these demonstrations. Some regime officials, like the head of the Iranian judicial authority Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, are even reporting that the Regime must do something to prevent the MEK from turning these individual protests into an uprising that will unseat the mullahs, but it’s far too late for that.
The MEK, which works underground inside Iran to provide resistance to the Iranian Regime, has been leading these protests across Iran for nearly a year; at least since the December 2017 protests over the dire economic situation in Iran erupted. Since then, the Regime has only seen the economy fall, the protests grow in size and scale, and the MEK increase in strength.
The Regime has tried several times to take charge of the situation and failed. The Regime has launched a brutal crackdown on protesters; killing dozens and arresting thousands, but this has failed to stop the people from taking to the streets.
The Regime has tried to discredit the MEK both domestically and internationally by stepping up their disinformation campaign and propaganda machine, but the Iranian people righty recognises the lies for what they are and continue to support the MEK. The Regime has even potted terror attacks targeting the MEK or Iranian opposition activists in France, Albania, Denmark, and the US so far in 2018 and that is only the plots that we know about.
Nothing the Regime is doing to stop the protests or prevent the MEK from helping the Iranian people to fight for freedom is working. The protests are continuing and the MEK is gaining more support. Recently, MEK resistance units have even begun setting fire to posters of Iranian Regime leaders as a way to show the Iranian Resistance as a whole that Iran is ready for revolution.
While outside of Iran, the MEK is continuing to publish the real stories of resistance that are often suppressed by the Regime and never make it to the outside media. They are also publicising the people’s protests and getting worldwide attention for the Iranian workers’ plight, which has led to politicians, human rights groups, and unions supporting the strikes.
Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), of which the MEK is the biggest constituent group, said: “[The Iranian city of] Shoosh has risen with the cries of workers, and solidarity and strike of youth, teachers, and merchants of the bazaar. The enemy attempts in vain to silence the Haft TAppeh deprived workers by suppressing and arresting them, but the cry of ‘we are hungry, hungry’ of the children of [Shoosh], calls the conscience of every human being to rise up against the oppressor mullahs.”