Uprising in Iranian Cities + People Chanting “Death to Dictator” & “No to High Prices ” + Video
Thousands of Iranians chanted anti-regime slogans, including against the Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani, in protests in a number of Iranian cities including the north-eastern city of Mashhad on Thursday, December 28.
Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran and capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the northeast of the country, bordering with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
Maryam Rajavi: Today’s heroic uprising reflects the people’s general demand to overthrow the mullahs
The demonstration of the people of Mashhad, which began this morning at Shohada square in front of the city’s municipality, spread quickly to a vast area of the city, with the participation of about 10,000 people. Demonstrators, who included men, women, elderly people, youths and children, chanted “No to high prices”, “Rouhani’s government; with empty promises”, “If you stop one case of embezzlement, our problems will be solved”, “Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, my soul is sacrificed for Iran”. The presence of women in this gathering was remarkable.
Before the rally started, a large number of repressive forces and counterinsurgency guards were present in the place. However, due to large number of people they could not do anything. People pushed the police forces aside and continued to demonstrate. Half an hour after the gathering, the crowd moved to the shrine of Imam Reza. The people who were plundered by various financial institutions joined the rally too. Police officers began shooting into air and throwing tear gas in order to intimidate and disperse the people, but the youth threw back the tear gas to the regime’s forces.
The protesters chanted “Death to Rouhani”, “Death to the dictator”; “If you stop one case of embezzlement, our problem will be solved”; “Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, my soul is sacrificed to Iran.”
Similar protests were held in Neyshabur, Kashmar, Birjand, Shahrood, Noshahr and many other cities across Iran.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi saluted the heroic citizens of Mashhad and Neyshabour, Kashmar, Birjand and Shahrud, who have stood up against high prices, unemployment and corruption by chanting “Death to the Dictator”, “Death to Rouhani” and clashing with the suppressive forces. She praised the prominent and courageous role of the women in this great uprising. She called on all the people, especially the youth, to support Mashhad’s great uprising. She added: “The heroic uprising of today in large parts of Iran has once again proved that the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime and the establishment of democracy and the rule of people is a national and public demand.
“While the overwhelming majority of the people of Iran are suffering from poverty, inflation and unemployment, most of the country’s wealth and revenues is spent on military and security apparatuses and military and regional interventions, or is being looted by the regime leaders or goes into their bank accounts,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, “Therefore, so long as this regime is in power, the economic and living conditions of the people become worse and the only solution to get rid of economic and social problems is to overthrow the clerical regime.”