As the farmers continued their protests for rights to water, they have gained support across Iran. Resistance Units, the network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) carried out activities in support of the protesters in Isfahan and in condemnation of the regime’s violent suppression of their just demand.
In Tehran, the Resistance Units installed posters in different parts of the city that read, “It is time to rise against the regime for the water crisis in Isfahan. Water and freedom are our undeniable rights.”
In Mashhad, a banner posted by the Resistance Units read, “People of Isfahan! We are always supporting you.”
Similar posters were installed in Karaj, Arak, Shiraz, Shahriar, and Ahvaz.
For several months, the farmers of Isfahan have been protesting the regime’s destructive policies that have led to water shortages. In the past weeks, the farmers gathered in the dry basin of the Zayandeh Rud river to voice their protests. Their movement gained support from thousands of people in the province, who joined them and called on the regime to solve the farmers’ problems. On Thursday, security forces attacked the protesters, burning their tents and forcing them to disperse. On Friday, the farmers returned to the basin of Zayandeh Rud to resume their protests. The regime tried to use force to disperse their protests. The farmers resisted the regime’s suppressive forces and chanted anti-regime slogans. Protests continued throughout the day and night.
Throughout the week, the Resistance Units also commemorated the second anniversary of the November 2019 protests, a nationwide uprising that brought the regime to its knees.
Throughout the week, Iranian Resistance Units in different cities posted messages of Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and Massoud Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian Resistance, honoring the memory of murdered protesters and pledging to continue the struggle for regime change and freedom.
In Tehran, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz, Mashhad, Urmia, Babol, and several other cities, the Resistance Units posted pictures of the martyrs of the uprising and promised to continue their struggle for freedom.
“The blood of 1500 martyrs of the Nov. 2019 uprising has intensified the will for more uprisings and rebellion,” one poster read in Ramsar.
“Mullahs’ rule will not last against the people’s uprising in Iran,” another poster in Karaj read.
Other posters called for the overthrow of the rule of Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader.
Other banners highlighted the regime’s history of crime against the people of Iran, including the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners.
“From the 1988 massacre to the Nov. 2019 uprising, we are seeking justice,” one poster read.
One of the Resistance Units in Rasht sent a video message, saying, “On the second anniversary of the November uprising, as a member of Resistance Units, I say that I’ll fight the regime until the last moment.”
Protests sparked across Iran on November 15, 2019, after the Iranian regime imposed a sudden hike in the price of fuel. Under extreme pressure due to economic problems and decades of repression and corruption by the ruling mullahs, Iranians in different parts of the country took to the streets to voice their protests. The demonstrations quickly turned into a nationwide uprising that called for the overthrow of the regime in its entirety. On the verge of collapse, the regime only managed to hold on to power by resorting to force and opening fire on unarmed protesters. At least 1,500 protesters were gunned down in the few days that the protests continued. Thousands of others were injured and arrested. Many others died under torture in the regime’s prisons. But despite the regime’s brutal repression of the protests, demonstrations continue across Iran, and the feeling of resent continues to linger across Iran. Regime officials are warning that another similar or perhaps more intense protest is looming.