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“Referendum and Reform Are the Regime’s Trick,” Iranians Chant – Day 72

Iran's revolution continues despite dictator Khamenei's threatens and propaganda. Citizens also reject reforms and referendum alike.

On Saturday, November 26, 2022, citizens chanted, “Referendum and reform are the regime’s trick,” addressing so-called politicians and individuals who promote a referendum instead of a revolution.

In his today’s meeting with Revolutionary Guards Basij forces, Ali Khamenei described the people involved in protests as “misled, ignorant and mercenaries.”

He again called hundreds of thousands of protesters “rioters and terrorists,” emphasizing they should be punished. Indeed, he left no way for citizens to meet their demands but to exercise their right to self-defense.

Khamenei’s remarks also showed the regime’s domestic impasse to address the people’s fundamental grievances. He also sounded the failure of negotiations and appeasement policies followed by western powers. Therefore, the West should stop appeasing the regime, which only encourages the mullahs to more bloodshed and human rights violations in Iran.

November 26 marked the 72nd 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 255 cities. The regime has killed more than 660 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 528 killed protesters.

Follow the Day-by-Day Report of the Iran Revolution 2022…

Key Developments:

  • Steel Company employees in Isfahan, Morattab Automobile Factory workers and Seif Khodro employees in Tehran, Steel Complex welders in Bafq, and Sarma Afarin Alvand in Karaj launched a strike, protesting the regime’s refusal to address their concerns for months.
  • Students boycotted classes in solidarity with the nationwide protests and strikes at the universities of Tehran, Sharif Technology, Amir Kabir, Science & Technology, Allameh Tabatabaei, Science & Culture, Karaj University, and Isfahan University, Qom’s Farabi Pardis, etc.
  • Revolution continued in Tehran, Karaj’s Golshahr, Poldokhtar, Aligoudarz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Qom, Abdanan, and Zahedan.
  • Khamenei’s representatives commonly warned regime forces that “Don’t be afraid,” “Don’t give up,” and “Don’t cooperate with traitors, enemies, and MEK” during Friday Prayer sermons in various cities.
  • A meeting entitled “Iran uprising for a Democratic Republic” was held at the parliament in Brussels, presided over by Ms. Els Van Hoff, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federal Parliament of Belgium. “Despite its brutal clampdown, the regime has been unable to stop the protests in the third month,” said Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
  • Dozens of ophthalmologists warn against the regime security forces’ use of shotgun ‘birdshot’ and other projectiles blinded over 500 protesters so far.
  • Freedom-loving Iranians and MEK supporters rallied in Berlin and Vienna on November 25, supporting the ongoing protests of the Iranian people. They condemned the regime’s human rights violations, calling for the shutdown of the regime’s embassies in the EU.
  • In view of the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Iran, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for those responsible to be held accountable.
  • “Crimes against women and children in Ukraine, in Iran and elsewhere must not go unpunished,” said in her statement, German Commissioner for Human Rights Luise Amtsberg to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Tehran Province:

Students of the Science & Culture chant against regime forces: Imprisoned students must be freed! Source

Students of Kharazmi University boycott classes, singing revolutionary anthems against the regime. Source

Security against insult protesting students of the Science & Culture University who showed their solidarity with the oppressed citizens in Kurdistan. Source

Students at Tehran University-Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures chant: We are Tehrani students but the voice of Kurdistan! Source

Students of Allameh Tabatabaei University chant: Stick-holder guards should go to the graveyard! Source

Follow more updates on protests in Tehran

Isfahan Province:

Protesters chant against regime forces: Men: You’re disgraced! and Women: I’m a free woman! Source

Alborz Province:

Kharazmi University-Karaj Unit students chant:

Don’t call it a protest anymore! Its name has become a revolution! Source

You should be disgraced if you are indifferent when your compatriots are shot! Source

Razavi Khorasan Province:

Mashhad Ferdowsi University students write in graffiti: Blood cannot be cleaned with anything! Source

Kermanshah Province:

Merchants and locals are reportedly on strike in Kermanshah city. Source

Follow more updates on day 72 of the protests

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