Nationwide uprising continues in Tehran despite suppression
Despite widespread and ruthless killing, the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising entered its fifth day. This is while the IRGC, the paramilitary Bassij, State Security Force (SSF), the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), other suppressive organs, and even the regular army are on full alert.
In Kermanshah, young people clashed with the suppressive forces in Mossadeq, Dowlat-Abad and Dizel-Abad streets. They torched state-owned banks and regime centers, killing three members of the paramilitary Bassij, and wounding several.
In Tehran, protests and clashes between the people and the suppressive forces in Sadeqiyeh and Tehran Pars districts resumed today.
In Mahshahr, southern Iran, popular protests and clashes that began yesterday continued today. The IRGC has brought in tanks and armored personnel carriers (APCs) to suppress the people. Several IRGC commanders, including Brig. Gen. Hassan Shahvarpour, IRGC’s top commander in Khuzestan Province, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Khadem, Commander of the IRGC’s Karbala Garrison, and Hossein Bagherzadeh, MOIS Director General in Khuzestan Province, have gone to Mahshahr. Suppressive forces have surrounded Taleqni Township, a suburb of Mahshahr. At least 16 people have been killed, 150 arrested, and many more wounded. Several suppressive agents, including IRGC Captain Sayyadi from the SSF, was killed in these clashes.
In Shiraz, helicopters fired on the protesters from the air, killing a female high school student. When the rebellious youths attacked a paramilitary Bassij base, many were killed by 50-caliber heavy machineguns.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), hailed the arisen people of Iran and urged the world community to condemn the regime’s crimes and recognize the right of the Iranian people to topple the religious, murderous fascism ruling Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 19, 2019