This article is based on reports and videos sent by PMOI/MEK activists inside Iran
Iran, July 31, 2018 – Tuesday has been the scene of numerous protests and demonstrations in cities across Iran.
Strike, Protest in Isfahan: Beginning this morning, Tuesday, July 31, truck drivers and owners as well as large group of people and youth in the city of Isfahan have been staging a protest against spiraling high prices, repeated power outages and inhuman policies of the clerical regime in the city’s Amirkabir (now called new Shapour) industrial district. They subsequently marched toward the city’s main streets.
Shop keepers have stopped work and all shops are shut down. Enraged over the runaway inflation, high prices, corruption and repression, the crowd were chanting: “Death to high prices, death to unemployment,” “death to the dictator,” “dignified Shapouris, support us, support us,” “dignified Iranians, support us, support us,” and “incompetent officials, resign, resign.”
Referring to the regime’s hollow promises, they are chanting “these are all lies.” The city’s industrial workers are taking parts in the demonstration by carrying a placard protesting against high prices and terrible living conditions.
A large group of repressive forces and anti-riot units have been stationed on the scene and on different streets to disperse the crowd and prevent its expansion.
Protests erupt in several Iranian cities, Karaj, Rasht, Shiraz over economic troubles and the rotten dictatorship of the mullahs:
Karaj demonstration started the late afternoon with many young protesters chanting anti-government slogans. The youth are chanting “the people are begging while mullahs are living like Gods.”
Residents of Gohardasht in Karaj, especially women challenged security forces and protested against skyrocketing high cost of living and the spiraling economic crisis.
Security forces attack protesters in Karaj.
July 31 – Karaj: Protesters chanting: “Reformist – Hardliner – the game is over”
Protesters chant the game is over for both factions of the regime the so called reformists and fundamentalists.
July 31, Gohardasht Karaj: Protesters chanting: “Death to the dictator (Khamenei)” “Beware of the day we take up arms”
Following Karaj, protests erupted in Shiraz, with demonstrators pouring into the streets and chanting slogans against the regime for increasing unemployment rates and the down-spiral in the country’s economy.
Update: 9:00 PM local time: In Shiraz, security forces have started targeting protesters with tear gas. According to local reports, security forces have injured a young boy who had attended the protest along with his mother.
The protests that began in different Iranian cities this afternoon have reached Rasht, Gilan province. The people of Rasht are chanting, “Death to high prices. Don’t be afraid. We’re together.” While the protests were triggered by economic grievances, the protesters of Rasht quickly turned their rage toward the Iranian regime in its entirety.
Following reports of large protests in the central city of Isfahan, Rasht, Ahvaz, Zanjan, Tabriz and a number of other cities, now there are reports of protests and clashes in the city of Karaj, northwest of Tehran.
People chant “as long as the dictator is ruling Iran, the uprising will continue
The Iranian regime’s security forces tried to control the situation in Karaj by attacking the protesters, but the people confronted them.
Since nationwide protests erupted across Iran in December, demonstrations have continued in different cities and quickly turn into anti-government protests.
The people of Karaj also call on their fellow countrymen to rise in their support and encouraged the merchants of the bazaar for supporting protesters.