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Second Stormy Day of Protests and Strikes on Bloody November Anniversary

Citizens take to the streets for the second stormy day, marking over 1,500 martyrs of November 2019 protests and resisting regime forces.
Citizens take to the streets for the second stormy day, marking over 1,500 martyrs of November 2019 protests and resisting regime forces.

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, merchants and citizens continued strikes and protests across Iran on the third anniversary of the gas demonstrations in 2019 and the regime’s bloody suppression.

  • Merchants went on strike in 64 bazaars in Tehran and at least 45 cities.
  • College students continued protests in at least 10 prominent universities in Tehran and other cities.
  • Demonstrations and conflicts between protesters and oppressive forces continued in Tehran and dozens of cities.

“On the 2nd day of the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising, Iranian citizens rose up in dozens of cities across Iran, including in universities and bazaars. They thus declared their solidarity and determination to overthrow religious fascism.,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

“Despite death sentences, intimidation of the public, and brutal attack on the funeral ceremony of Foad Mohammadi in Kamyaran, courageous women and men of Iran held continued their protests in dozens of cities, proving that the uprising will not cease. Rebels win victory.”

November 16 marked the 62nd 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 227 cities. The regime has killed more than 550 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 402 killed protesters.

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

Key Developments:

  • According to the reports tallied by dissidents, protesters attacked and torched Khamenei’s representations, banners, Revolutionary Guards Basij bases, and the regime’s iconic statues in Tehran, Sabzevar, Isfahan, Shiraz, Qazvin, Kermanshah, Shush, Khoy, Talesh, Saveh, Qorveh, Birjand, Dezful, Ilam, Zahedan, Iranshahr, Khaf, Lendeh, Babol, and Karaj on November 15.
  • Protesters attacked MP’s office in Gorgan, the local seminary in Birjand, a local agent’s home in Baneh, the local seminary and municipality office in Izeh, and the local seminary in Urmia in the early hours of Wednesday.
  • Zob-Ahan [Steel] employees in Isfahan, Greenspace forces in Bandarabbas, and crane drivers in Asaluyeh joined the nationwide strike.
  • In an initiative, citizens aired inspiring audio type in public across Tehran and various cities, saying: “It’s time for revolution!” the type was followed by a red siren as a sign of emergency and revolutionary conditions.
  • Security forces reportedly opened fire on protesters in various cities, murdering at least ten protesters and injuring more.
  • Plainclothes agents surrounded Tabriz University, preparing for attacking the campus. Activists call on citizens to aid surrounding students.
  • Draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran adopted with 79 votes in favor. “Iranian women are subject to brutal discrimination,” said UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Iran Javaid Rehman. “Violence against women in Iran must stop.”
  • The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six senior employees of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

Tehran Province:

Saadatabad residents chant against regime forces: You are disgraced; I’m a free woman! Source

Passengers chant in a metro cabin at Qal’e Hassankhan: Freedom, freedom, freedom! Source

Protesters chant in Valiasr St: Death to the dictator! Source

Heravi St residents chant: Mullahs must get lost! and Death to the dictator! Source

Ekbatan residents chant: IRGC forces will be killed this year; death to the entire regime! Source

Brave protesters block the streets in Jannatabad, getting ready to confront oppressive forces. Source

Tehransar residents block the streets, chanting: Freedom, freedom, freedom! Source

Protesters chant in Ferdows Blvd: Death to the dictator! Source

Kurdistan Province:

Locals in Qolyan village, Sanandaj, set ablaze a site of the regime’s IRGC paramilitary Basij Force. Source

Saqqez protesters rally outside the Tamin Ejtemaei hospital, establishing roadblocks. Source

Bijar protesters take to the streets, chanting: Death to the dictator! Source

Isfahan Province:

Protesters in Fuladshahr attacked and set fire to the office of the local representative of regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Source

Khuzestan Province:

Intense confrontation between protesters and the regime’s security forces in Ahvaz. Source

Bushehr Province:

Large crowd of protesters in Borazjan are seen continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source

Hormozgan Province:

The regime’s security forces began opening fire on protesters and bystanders in Bandarabbas, according to local protesters. Source

Ilam Province:

Locals are in tense confrontations with the regime’s security forces while continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source

Zanjan Province:

Protesters chanting: Death to the dictator! Source

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