Following the state’s decision on dividing some districts of Kazerun, a city some 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of Tehran, and merging them into a new town, popular protests took place against the plan. Protests in Kazerun began on January 2, where demonstrators were heard chanting “Death to Dictator”.
As it was expected the slogans of the demonstrators were quickly changed into a wave of demands in which the main cries were political and the slogans represented the ire of people regards the corruption and suppressive domestic policies and even targeting the expansionism foreign policies of the Mullah’s regime.
People’s cries in the protests: Beware of the day we get arms;
Our enemy is right here, they falsely claim it is the U.S.;
“Let go of Syria, think about us”;
Do not be afraid, do not be afraid, we are all together;
Fervent Kazerunis, get united;
We are ready to defend Kazerun;
“Protests will continue until we get our rights”;
“Proud Kazerunis, we will not give into shame”.
The recent round of protests started Wednesday and ended in violence after Tehran forces reportedly killed four. But unrest continued with the demands of releasing the detainees and handing over the dead bodies of the martyrs to the families.
Following the events, the regime’s security bodies, at reluctant, admitted the role of the main organized resistance organization, (PMOI/MEK), in the popular uprising at Kazerun.
The Interior Ministry published a statement at the semiofficial Tasnim news agency read that “the wise people of Kazerun” should be “alert against plots of the opposition groups and enemies of Iran.” Those who wanted to “create disorder and harm the national security will be firmly confronted legally,” the ministry threated in its statement.
The state-run Fars News Agency complained of the PMOI’s role in ‘provoking violence’ in Kazerun and ‘calling on people in Kazeroun and other nearby towns to help those who have been detained during the protests’.
the reality is that protests in Kazerun is the continuance of the anti-regime protests of the suppressed and looted Iranian people that desire to get rid of a fundamentalist tyranny regime that has destroyed the country and has slaughtered 120.000 freedom lovers over the last four decades of its malign dominant in Iran. The anti-regime protests that began in last January was also another view of the Iranian people resistance against the clerical regime, during which high prices of some goods sparked unrests that expanded to more 140 towns and cities. The regime responded with the Iron fist, dozens were killed and thousands were arrested under torture. Again the officials blamed the PMOI for fomenting the protests and vowed to retaliate.
There have been no significant changes in the situation. The corrupt regime, plunders and oppresses people, and with the warmongering external policies shadows the plight of catastrophe on Iran, the Main alternative, NCRI, with its core well-organized group (PMOI/MEK) is ready to act more than ever before, and particularly the Iranian youth have proved that they would not relent until overthrow of the clerical regime in its entirety.
One of the confident Changes about Iran regard the international community, under the effect of post appeasement policy era, is the more firm stances on the situation of human rights in Iran. After crackdown of people in Kazerun, on May 17, 2018, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, called for respecting the rights of peaceful protest by all, including the security forces.
The secretary of States, Mike Pompeo, supported the Iranian demonstrators against the oppressive government.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 18, 2018
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio joined Pompeo’s tweet and expressed support of Kazerun uprising.
The people of Iran continue to risk their lives to protest the corrupt & oppressive Iranian terror regime. I join @SecPompeo in supporting the Iranian people and hope the international media also gives these important protests in Kazeroun and elsewhere the attention they deserve. https://t.co/eyJlWhIIF8
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) May 18, 2018
The mullahs are at the final round of the battle for existence and more vulnerable than any other time and the regime change in Iran is within reach.
The coming annual Iranian Grand Gathering in Villepinte, Paris will be the scene of expressing supports by expatriated Iranian and international prominent figures of people‘s uprising in Iran, and a political parade by the Iranian alternative (NCRI), led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi with her 10 point plans for a free and democratic Iran.