Iran: Farmers' Mass Protests in Isfahan, Continued Protests Across the Country
Iran Uprising - No. 133
Mrs. Rajavi salutes the protesters and calls on the general public, especially the youth, to support them
Farmers of Varzaneh and other Eastern cities of Isfahan province, and a large number of people of Isfahan especially the youth, continued the protests of last weeks, and demonstrated from Khorasgan Square to Jay Street and Ahmadabad Square. The presence of women in this protest rally was spectacular. A number of aged farmers participated in the rally with their shovels.
They were chanting: “Rouhani the liar, where is our Zayandehroud”, “Today is the day of mourning, the life of the farmer is on the air”, “Farmer dies, does not accept humiliation”, “Farmer dies; does not accept charity”, “Shameless authorities, they are thirsty for the blood of the nation”, “We are hungry, we're not going back home”, “Who is tired? The enemy!”, “If you inept to serve, leave your post”.
People said to the repressive forces that were stationed with cars and repression equipment on the protest path to prevent people from joining farmers: “Cannons, machine guns and tanks are no longer effective; shameless police”.
In another development, looted victims of government scam institutions in various cities, including Tehran, Rasht, Ahvaz, Mashhad, Kerman, and Ardebil, protested. In Tehran, protesters gathered in front of the regime's parliament, and chanted “Death to Saif (head of the central bank); Saif betrays, the government supports; May we never accept humiliation; Caspian has stolen, the government has supported.” The security forces and the police prevented the spread of this protest movement by arresting a number of protesters and collecting their banners.
The looted members of the Arman Vahdat Institute in Ahvaz also gathered in front of the branch of this institute. They chanted: “Death to Rouhani; bankrupt government is sitting on our money; one less embezzlement and our problems are solved.”The looted people of the Caspian Institute in Rasht that consisted of mainly women, demonstrated chanting the slogans of: “Caspian has stolen, the government has supported; I will not leave until I get my right; this shameless government, is the cause of the nation's poverty.”
The looted people in Parsabad, Moghan (Ardebil province), protested at the site of the Caspian Institute. One of the looted people’s health deteriorated due to the severity of pressures on him and was transferred to the hospital.
In Mashhad, the looted people held a protest rally in front of Soroush Branch, Vakil Abad Boulevard. They chanted: "We have been betrayed, our trust has been violated."
In Kerman, looted people held a sit-in protest at the office of Caspian in the city against the looting of their deposits.
On Sunday, April 8, hundreds of looted people of the Alborz Development Institute also protested in front of the Rural Cooperative Organization on Valiasr Street in Tehran. They chanted: "As long as our money is in the air, it's just the same every day; police be alert, we are victims not thugs; Police, be ashamed, be ashamed!”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the deprived farmers and the people of Isfahan and the looted people in various cities of the country who, despite the widespread efforts of the repressive forces, continue to protest, and called on the public, especially the youth, to support them. She said poverty, corruption and the plundering of the people's capital would only disappear by overthrowing the Valayat-e faqih regime and the establishment of democracy and the rule of the people.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 9, 2018