On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the nationwide strike continued across Iran for the second day. According to reports tallied by activists, strikes and boycotts resumed in nearly 100 points, including more than 20 bazaars and colleges in Tehran.
This is while the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI)—Domestic headquarters declared the regime had mobilized more than 23,000 Revolutionary Guards and Basij forces to break the strike and dismantle potential anti-regime rallies and marches.
In this context, security forces sealed the stores of strikers in several cities. [Officials] led more merchants to join the strike and “made it easy for us,” a store owner said. Local reports indicated that some merchants who avoided the strike yesterday joined the strike today.
On the other hand, the regime forces wrote threatening sentences against the strikers, recalling the Nazis’ signs and threats against Jews before WWII. In Tehran, authorities dispatched dozens of anti-riot forces to the Greater Tehran Bazaar. However, they couldn’t break the strike.
Furthermore, students boycotted classes on the eve of National Student Day on December 7. Students and professors annually mark the day as an anti-tyranny momentum, condemning the Shah dictatorship’s murder of three students at Tehran University in 1953. They also pay homage to thousands of students detained, tortured, hanged, or forcefully disappeared by both mullahs and their predecessors.
IRGC commander and Tehran Mayor Ali-Reza Zakani headed to the Sharif University of Technology, trying to confiscate the event. “Death to Khamenei,” “Death to the oppressor, be it the shah or a supreme leader [Khamenei],” and “Death to the dictator,” students chanted.
Cabinet Spokesperson Ali Bahadori-Jahromi also attended the Science & Technology University. However, students responded to him with “Disgrace, disgrace” slogans.
“On Day 82 of protests, students held protests at universities across Iran; Bazaar merchants went on strikes in most provinces and people commemorated their slain heroes,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. “They showed that the regime and IRGC mercenaries could not overcome the people’s resolve to overthrow them.”
December 6 marked the 82nd 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 280 cities. The regime has killed over 700 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained more than 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 565 killed protesters.
As of 6:30 pm Tehran time on December 6, protests in #Iran have expanded to 280 cities.
Over 700 people killed and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 565 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/Nfsfb4A1g9
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) December 6, 2022
- Citizens in Mahabad commemorated the 40th day of martyrdom of Kobra Sheikheh, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Esmail [Semko] Molodi, Shahu Khezri, Zaniar Abu-Bakri, and Massoud Ahmadzadeh in the local cemetery. “A martyr never dies,” they chanted. Furthermore, in a memorial of the late Mehran Samak, killed by authorities during the public celebration after the regime soccer team’s loss in World Cup 2022, security forces opened fire at mourners in Bandar Anzali, Gilan.
- In its statement, the infamous Ministry of Intelligence and Security attributed “all terrorist activities” to the regime’s main opposition group MEK, emphasizing that the “MOIS unknown soldiers” would counter the MEK until “its ultimate elimination.” Notably, the mullahs’ affiliates attacked a MEK supporter’s office in London with Molotov cocktails yesterday, showing the regime’s intention to increase its terror acts.
- “International community must not be deceived by dubious claims of disbanding ‘morality police,’” Amnesty International stated.
- “The main thing is this is about the aspirations of the Iranian people, and this is about whether the regime will take those into account and act on them or not,” said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council. “But the efforts to repress, to use violence, hold people back, that is not a sign of strength. That’s a sign of weakness.”
Sharif University of Technology students protest IRGC Mayor of Tehran Ali-Reza Zakani’s attendance, chanting: “Death to the oppressor, be it the shah or [Khamenei]!” Source
Punak residents chant: “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to Khamenei!” Source
Narmak residents chant: “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to Khamenei!” Source
Imamzadeh Hassan district residents chant: “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to IRGC Basij!” Source
Protesters take to the streets in Punak, chanting: Tyrant Khamenei, we will bury you! Source
Protesters chant in Ekbatan: [Regime forces] are proud of their crimes under hollow slogans for Imam Hossein! Source
Bandar Anzali citizens who attended the memorial of the late Mehran Samak chant: “This is the year of [Khamenei] overthrow!” Source
Security forces attack citizens in Bandar Anzali who attended the memorial of the late Mehran Samak, shooting at them with live ammo. Source
Security forces attack citizens in Bandar Anzali who attended the memorial of the late Mehran Samak. Footage shows authorities shooting tear gas to disperse citizens. Source
Locals in Bandar Anzali are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source
Protesters set tires ablaze in Divandarreh, taking over the streets. Source
Protesters chant: Death to the dictator! Source
Protesters torched a pro-regime statue in Najafabad. Source
Citizens take over the streets, resuming anti-regime protests. Source
Citizens take to the streets in Golshahr, Karaj, chanting: This is the year of [Khamenei] overthrow! Source
Citizens take to the streets in Moazzen Blvd, Karaj, chanting: Death to the dictator! Source
Locals in Bandar Abbas are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source
Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari Province:
Locals in Shahrekord are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source
Locals in Borujen are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source
Many merchants continue the strike in Hafshanjan. Source
West Azarbaijan Province:
Locals in Oshanvieh are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source