Protest was against plundering of people’s assets by regime’s factions
Protestors chanted: “Padideh shareholder won’t vote for anyone”
Monday morning, January 4, thousands of people from various cities, including Mashhad, Kerman and Karaj, whose assets had been plundered by the state institution “Padideh Shandiz,” gathered in front of the Interior Ministry in Tehran and demanded that their assets be returned to them. A number of noble merchants also joined in the protest.
Assault by suppressive forces leads to battering, injury and arrest of a number of protestors
Thousands of people of Mashhad (in Khorassan Razavi Province, northeastern Iran) staged a protest on December 31 against the pillaging factions of the Iranian regime. People protested that their petty assets which is all they have to show for a lifetime of hardship have been stolen by an institution affiliated with the government called Padideh and demanded that their stolen assets be returned.
NCRI - Attempts by the antihuman Iranian regime to get Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the terrorist Quds Force, to symbolically participate in a ceremony at Iran National University [named Beheshti by the regime] to build up the morale of the revolutionary guards and the Basij forces proved in vain. Although he was injured 25 days, the extent of his wounds is such that he is still unable to even symbolically take part in any ceremony.
NCRI - Fearful of student protests, the Iranian regime has stationed suppressive forces on a massive scale in the streets and squares around Tehran and Sharif Industrial universities. The Basij forces and the anti-riot units of the State Security Forces (SSF) have set up checkpoints in Engelab Square and Azadi Street. Regime’s elements apprehensively inspect vehicles in this district and prevent traffic on foot to Azadi Street. At Tehran University, regime’s intelligence elements check student IDs and prevent students from other universities from entering.
NCRI - Speech by Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iranian regime, was disrupted at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology to such an extent that Rouhani was compelled to cut short his speech and make a quick exit.
This happened despite the fact that security elements and the branch of the intelligence ministry at the university, apprehensive of student protests, had barred entry of most students to the hall and had carefully selected people allowed to attend. As such, over 1500 seats were empty while students that had gathered outside the hall chanted, “political prisoner must be freed”.
Urmia students demonstrate with slogan “Khamenei shame on you”
On Wednesday, November 11, once again the Eastern and Western Azerbaijan, Zanjan and Ardabil provinces were scene of popular protests in reaction to Iranian regime’s heinous insult to the Azeri compatriots. These protest moves took place despite extensive arrests and heavy presence of suppressive forces that have been dispatched to these areas from different cities.
Teachers’ placards: “Free imprisoned teachers!”, “Teachers, rise up to eliminate discrimination”
Young photographer arrested