The Iranian Resistance( MEK Resistance Units) has increased its campaign to ensure the boycott of the presidential elections this June with a series of brave actions across the country.
Earlier this week, in the cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Varamin, Nishabur, Gachsaran, Kerman, Kashan, Sabzevar, Kermanshah, Borujerd, Karaj, Shahsavar, Maku, Ahvaz, Ilam, and Dezful, Resistance Units put up graffiti to encourage their fellow civilians to deny the regime legitimacy at the ballot box, including:
• “No to the sham elections”
• “My vote is for regime change”
• “Down with [supreme leader Ali] Khamenei”
• “The election boycott is a response to the killing of 1500 protesters in November 2019”
• “No to the mullahs’ rule, no to religious tyranny, no to repression, no to looting, and yes to freedom and a democratic republic”
• “Democracy and freedom with Maryam Rajavi”
In Isfahan, these slogans and others were written on the walls of a Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) Basij base, a protest against the force that slaughtered 1,500 protesters in the November 2019 uprising. While in Tehran, Shiraz, Nishabur, Varamin, and Isfahan, they put huge posters of Resistance leaders Massoud and Maryam Rajavi with the slogans, “A strong no to the religious dictatorship, yes to a democratic republic”, among others.
In Mashhad, they put slogans like “My vote is for regime change, yes to a democratic republic,” on paper in car windows, and in Ilam, a man installing a Resistance banner said in a video message that he wanted the overthrow of the regime and the ascension of the Rajavis because Iran is “not for sale”.
In other video messages, people held placards that read: “My vote is for regime change, yes to a democratic republic” or “Boycotting the sham election is a patriotic duty.”
They’ve also been airing this call during other protests, such as the ones from retirees, by chanting “We’ve heard so many lies that we won’t vote anymore”.
These brave actions are helping to destroy the atmosphere of fear and repression imposed by the mullahs and encourage people to demand regime change. So much so that the state-run media and officials are now warning of a low turnout, even if the regime will inflate the figure to make it presentable to the rest of the world.
Former MP Mahmoud Sadeghi said Sunday: “The atmosphere of the elections is very cold in the country and according to the statistics, no more than 25 per cent will participate and this is a very worrying issue. We are witnessing widespread dissatisfaction and despair in the society.”