Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, October 16, 2019—In September and October, members of “Resistance Units,” supporters of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) inside Iran, have expanded their activities against the mullahs’ regime by targeting icons symbolizing the hated ruling theocracy.
In cities and provinces checkered across Iran, including Kerman, Isfahan, Tehran, Gilan, Arak, Mashhad and Urmia, PMOI/MEK supporters were seen putting up images and posters of Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
From October 10 to October 13, Tehran and other cities, including Karaj, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, Kermanshah, Arak, Orumiyeh, Alborz (Mehr Shahr), and Babolsar were the scenes of activities by defiant youths.
Posters of the regime’s former and current supreme leaders Ruhollah Khomeini and Ali Khamenei, as well as symbols and branches of the Revolutionary Guards and the paramilitary Bassij were set ablaze in these cities. Large portraits of the Iranian Resistance’s Leadership and anti-regime banners were posted in different areas, such as “the mullahs must go, sovereignty belongs to the people,” and “democracy, freedom with Maryam Rajavi.”
Resistance Units set fire to regime's icons
The mullahs’ regime has a major crisis in the existence of a just and democratic opposition movement threatening its despotic rule. An entity that has been paying the price of its struggle for over four decades, standing firm on their objectives and principles, defying all odds before execution squads and the gallows, in the face of torturers and hundreds of prisons throughout Iran.
It is now crystal clear the PMOI/MEK and the organized Iranian Resistance movement are advancing and pursuing the campaign to realize the overthrow of this regime.
Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi has founded his strategy on launching “resistance units” inside Iran, with the goal of establishing units throughout the society and forming a bond between the files of a new revolution with the ranks of this movement found in its central core, being the PMOI/MEK.
Despite being blueprinted years ago, as crises inside Iran escalate and the regime is witnessing more rifts inside its apparatus, along with the ongoing uprising continuing to this day since the January 2018 revolt, the “resistance units” strategy has left a major impact throughout the country. They have also become the target of a demonizing campaign by elements of this regime inside Iran and abroad, proving their effectiveness and how utterly concerned the mullahs’ regime is about the continuation of such activities.
From the Iranian regime’s state-controlled media and remarks heard from numerous regime officials, make it palpably clear that the mullahs are increasingly paranoid about the continuing and expanding activities of the resistance units.
Considering the explosive state of Iran’s society, the PMOI/MEK, having an organized structure, has been able to impact the on-the-ground events, emerging as the most important force in inspiring the Iranian people to resist as well as directing and politicizing protests and demonstrations by various sectors of Iranian society.
Fearing the morphing of protests and acts of defiance into a major nationwide uprising that will toppled the regime in its entirety, the mullahs have stepped up crackdown, including the arrest and public execution of dissidents in order to intimidate and terrorize the citizenry and dissuade them from continuing their protests.
Nevertheless, these measure have proven futile in preventing the resistance units from continuing their activities and their growing appeal among the defiant youths.
With conditions inside Iran and abroad changing dramatically, the PMOI/MEMK has focused on forming and expanding the resistance units, such that organizing them in a nationwide network which is now in direct contact with the Iranian people from every walk of life.