The Iranian people’s nationwide uprising, which erupted on November 15 to over the gasoline price-hike, quickly spread to Tehran and more than 187 cities across Iran. The uprising continued on Monday, December 2, for the 18th consecutive day in Iran.
According to the network affiliated with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), also known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK, inside the country, the Iranian regime has reportedly killed more than 600 people during the uprising so far, wounded more than 4,000 and arrested more than 12,000. Besides, the regime is still maintaining the internet blackout in many areas.
The primary demand of the demonstrators is to overthrow the religious dictatorship. In their slogans, the protesters are targeting the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani and the repressive forces, including the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), as the source of corruption and looting in Iran and the export of terrorism and warfare abroad.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPRISING:
Number of uprising cities: 187
Number of martyrs: At least 600
Number of injured: More than 4,000
Number of detainees: More than 12,000