Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 2, 2018 - With protests in Tehran escalating – being a major turning point in the ongoing uprising across Iran – reports from cities across Khuzestan Province in the southwest, especially Abadan and Khorramshahr where locals were protesting severe water shortage, began making noise.
People were chanting:
“Stupid officials, the water is salty”
“Rouhani, shame on you, let go of the country,” in reference to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
“Death to Khamenei,” in reference to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
The demonstration escalated in downtown districts as riot police began using tear gas and pellet guns to quell the protests. Brave youths were scene putting up a strong stance and resisting their measures.
Many reports indicated hit and run skirmishes in numerous areas of the city. Videos on social media showed the youth erecting numerous bastions, throwing back tear gas canisters at the security forces and defending themselves with whatever means possible, including hurling rocks.
Sunday night cities and towns across Khuzestan Province, including Ahvaz, Mahshahr, Sarbandar and others were scenes of locals demonstrating in support of the Khorramshahr protests.
As protests increase across Iran, Khorramshahr locals have elevated the terms by showing their compatriots that it is possible to resist crackdown measures by the regimes’ security forces.
Following uprising scenes in Kazerun and the Tehran bazaar threatening the very epicenter of the regime’s economy, Khorramshahr locals are showing the power of the poor when they decide to pour into the streets.
Locals also showed their anger at the regime by setting fire to a museum dedicated to the Iran-Iraq war, a symbol of the Iranian regime’s forty years of misery in Iran. This shows how the Iranian people have always been against such campaigns launched by the mullahs outside of their borders, wasting their country’s riches and wreaking havoc in the lives of millions of people.
It is worth noting that the Khorramshahr uprising coincided with the Iranian opposition convention on June 30th in Paris, delivering a huge blow to the Iranian regime.
Considering the fact that many cities have revolted against the regime recently, and the heroic strides the Iranian people have been taking in the past few months, rest assured in the not so distant future we will be witnessing with people in many other cities rising in the same fashion.
This will definitely evolve and snowball into a nationwide uprising that will take Iran by a storm.
Only through such a development will peace and security return to Iran and the entire Middle East.