Boycotting the Iranian regime’s upcoming sham Presidential elections has turned into a widespread social movement in Iran. The Iranian people have had enough 42 years of the mullahs’ corruption, lootings, killings, and slaughtering any dissenting voice.
According to many officials, the regime is preparing for the most important Presidential election in its history. But it is confronted with a social outrage and dissent toward its rulers.
At the same time, during April, the Resistance Units, a network of supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), conducted a nationwide campaign to boycott the regime’s election. These efforts have received widespread support from the public and tie in with slogans that farmers, pensioners, creditors, and many other communities in Iran have been chanting in the protests in the past few weeks.
In more than 250 places in 27 provinces, the Resistance Units organized anti-regime activities on a daily basis. This is while the regime has increased its suppressive measures by arresting and imprisoning supporters of the opposition. The regime has specifically mobilized its security apparatus to find and target MEK Resistance Units.
Security cameras in major cities make it very difficult for opposition members and supporters to carry out their activities discreetly.
The Resistance Units risk being arrested, imprisoned, and tortured while carrying out these activities that aim to break the atmosphere of fear imposed by the mullahs and give heart to millions of outraged people who demand regime change.
Anti-regime slogans targeting the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei have covered the city walls. Slogans such as “Down with Khamenei” and “No to religious dictatorship, yes to a democratic republic.”
The Resistance Units are posting banners and placards and write graffiti in public places calling for a nationwide boycott of the elections. Many slogans on the placards and graffiti are inspired by messages of Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi. Some of these slogans read:
- “A strong no to the religious dictatorship, yes to a democratic republic.”
- “In the eyes of the Iranian people, the mullahs’ sham election has no legitimacy.”
- “Our vote is for regime change and yes to a democratic republic.”
- “Our vote is for regime change and boycott of the sham elections.”
- “Down with Khamenei, hail to freedom.”
- “Democracy and freedom with Maryam Rajavi.”
These activities were held in Tehran and more than 50 other cities.
The boycott of the Iranian regime’s sham 2021 presidential election also expresses the Iranian people’s desire for regime change and the establishment of freedom and democracy.