Courageous people and youths, especially young girls, demonstrated on Wednesday evening, August 1, for the second straight day. Police and intelligence suppressive forces, riot guards, IRGC, Bassij and criminal plainclothes mercenaries were deployed to prevent the uprising of the fed-up people. However, the fearless youth rallied from the first square of Gohardasht toward Motahari Street. The crowd, which was added every moment, chanted: “Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must get lost”; “Death to the Dictator”; “Our enemy is right here; they are lying that it is America!”; "Let go of Syria, think about us"; “Khamenei lives like gods, while the people live in poverty”.
Young people confronted the repressive forces attacks with stones and bricks, punished them, and forced the mercenaries to flee. A police car and a number of anti-riot and Bassij motorcycles were set ablaze.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the rising young people in Karaj, praising the courage of freedom-loving girls at the forefront of the protests against the suppressive and corrupt regime of the Velayat-e faqih. She described their presence and struggle as the pride of the Iranian people, especially the freedom-loving women. She called on all people, especially women and youth, to show solidarity with and support for the rising people in Karaj.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 1, 2018