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Iran: Abadan People Protest the Regime’s Incompetence Following Metropol Tower Collapse

According to the mullahs’ regime state-run media, on Monday, May 23, 2022, the incomplete 10-story Metropol building in Abadan, Khuzestan Province collapsed, leaving many dead or injured.

Following the collapse of the 10-story Metropol complex building in Abadan on May 23, people outraged at the regime’s corrupt establishment that failed to heed the warnings and demonstrated a flawed rescue operation have taken to the streets and are chanting slogans against state officials.

Since Abadan’s Metropol tower collapsed, most relief efforts have been carried out by volunteers.

Abadan People chanting slogans against local officials, and state. These slogans heard among Abadan people’s protests:

“We don’t want an incompetent government!”

“Incompetent officials are a disgrace!” “Abadan locals may die, but live in shame!”

Also, Angry protesters chant: “I will kill those who killed my brother!” and “People of Abadan rise up! Your brother was killed!”

Protesters chanted against the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and the regime’s President Ebrahim Raisi, during Tuesday night’s (May 24) anti-regime protests. They were chanting:

“Death to the dictator!”

And “Raisi, shame on you! Let go of the country!”

The protests of the people of Abadan continue a few days after the fall of the Metropol Tower

A massive crowd of locals in Abadan, Khuzestan province, took to the streets on Wednesday night, May 25, in anti-regime protests triggered by the collapse of the city’s Metropol tower on Monday, May 23.
Angry protesters were chanting slogans against the regime, local officials, and the corrupt contractor responsible for the faulty construction project that led to the tower crumbling down, leaving at least 16 people killed, 37 injured, and dozens still feared missing.
State media is reporting 34 of those injured have been dispatched and are recovering in their homes now.

Wednesday night, saw protesters chanting slogans specifically targeting senior regime and local Abadan and Khuzestan province officials for their destructive policies and corruption that led to the disaster, and recent incompetence in providing necessary aid during the rescue effort.

Maryam Rajavi’s message on the occasion of the catastrophic collapse of the Metropol Tower in Abadan

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), offered her condolences to the victims’ relatives and the people of Abadan for the tragic loss of life and wished those injured a speedy recovery. She stressed that the regime and its policies were to blame for such disasters.