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In Northwestern Iran, Tabriz and Zanjan Protested in Support of the Khuzestan Uprising

July 25, 2021: The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI) issued a statement regarding the protests that took place in the cities of Tabriz and Zanjan in northwestern Iran in support of the Khuzestan uprising.

The full text of the statement is as follows:

On the 10th day of the Khuzestan uprising, the people and youth of Tabriz took to the streets, chanting slogans against the clerical regime’s oppression and expressing solidarity with the Khuzestan uprising.

The demonstrators chanted, “Azerbaijan is awake, it supports Khuzestan,” “Neither Shah nor Khamenei, we are patriotic,” “We are ready to sacrifice our lives, we are Babak’s soldiers.” (Bābak Khorramdin was one of the prominent Iranian revolutionary leaders, fighting against the Abbasid Caliphate for freedom) The repressive State Security Force (SSF) and the special anti-riot units attacked the protesters, but the youth resisted them while chanting, “We will not accept humiliation, shame on you, shame on you,” and forced them to retreat.

Meanwhile, in Zanjan and Bojnurd, people and the youth took to the streets in solidarity with the Khuzestan uprising. They chanted, “Iranians die but will not accept humiliation.”

The cleric, Mohammad-Ali Nekounam, Khamenei’s representative in Shahrekord, said in this week’s Friday Prayer, “The important thing is that the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) are still on their feet, and even today in Ahvaz, in Khuzestan, and one can see their footprint in Ahvaz and Khuzestan in creating chaos.”