As Iran marked the 43rd anniversary of the 1979 Revolution that ousted the Shah’s dictatorship, the ruling mullahs tried to paint a popular image of their regime. However, much to their chagrin, in several cities, anti-regime slogans were broadcast through loudspeakers in shopping centers and public places.
On Thursday, February 10, the citizens of Shahr-e Rey (south of Tehran), and Sarasiab and Fardis districts of Karaj, a major city located west of Tehran, heard anti-regime slogans, including:
– “Death to Khamenei, Viva Rajavi!” in reference to regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and Iranian Resistance leader Mr. Massoud Rajavi and opposition coalition NCRI President-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.
– “Iranians are well aware and hate the Shah and mullahs!” in reference to the Iranian people’s opposition to the Shah’s dictatorship overthrown in 1979 and the current mullahs’ theocracy.
– “No to crowns and turbans, the mullahs’ days are over!”
– “Death to Khamenei! Damn with Khomeini!” the latter being in reference to the mullahs’ regime former supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini.
– “Down with Khamenei and Raisi!” the latter being in reference to current regime President Ebrahim Raisi.
In the Sarasiab district of Karaj, segments of a speech delivered by Mrs. Rajavi regarding the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime, and a speech delivered by Mr. Rajavi about the “heroic Iranian people overthrowing the regime” was broadcast repeatedly.
On February 11, the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, anti-regime slogans were aired from the loudspeakers of a branch of the Saderat Bank in Shahriar, west of Tehran.
The audio included slogans that called Raisi a butcher, called for the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime, and hailed MEK leaders.
A local authority is telling the people that the bank’s audio system has been hacked and asks them to leave the area and not listen to the slogans.
The incident comes on the heels of a similar event in the Bazaar Reza market of Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city, on February 9. The broadcast slogans included:
“Down with Khamenei, Viva Rajavi!”
“Down with oppressors, be it the Shah or the [supreme] Leader!”
“Down with Khamenei! Damn with Khomeini! Viva MEK!”
A song was also broadcast with this verse: “Rise up to uproot the enemy’s castle!”
And on January 27, the regime’s propaganda apparatus received a serious blow as dozens of television and radio networks were disrupted, airing footage of Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi. The disrupted sequence also aired visual and at times audio slogans of “Death to Khamenei!” and “Viva Rajavi!”
A crossed-out image of Khamenei was also shown on numerous state TV networks.
The images also show a video clip of Massoud Rajavi, who said: “Today, we still honor the time that we declared death to the reactionary. We stood by it.”
“More than 600 TV and radio servers were offline and completely destroyed,” according to sources providing reports from inside Iran’s TV and radio networks.
“Footage related to the MEK were suddenly aired at 3:00 pm local time on 14 TV and 13 radio stations, and we were caught off guard,” according to reports from inside the regime.
According to information obtained by the MEK from sources inside Iran, 12 days after the state radio and television networks were disrupted, the regime had not been able to repair the damage to its propaganda machine, replace the affected parts, and return everything back to normal, despite utilizing all resources.