September 26, 2022: Protests and demonstrations continued into Monday, September 26, in various cities across Iran for the eleventh consecutive day in this uprising. This is despite the regime launching a massive crackdown with Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), paramilitary Basij, and plainclothes agents attacking the protesters with brute force.
The capital Tehran along with many of Iran’s metropolitan cities including Tabriz, Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Rasht, and Karaj witnessed major anti-regime rallies intensifying with each passing day.
Sources of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) are reporting protests spreading to 154 cities and regime security forces killing at least 200 protesters while arresting over 10,000 others. Reports also indicate hundreds, if not thousands, have been injured by the regime’s security forces.
On Monday morning, students at Tehran’s Tarbiat Modares University held protest rallies, demanding for the release of detained students and calling for others to join the nationwide protests.
There are reports of many students having been arrested by security forces, and the regime security apparatus is doing house by house searches to identify and arrest protesters. Students have been especially active in this round of anti-regime protests.
Protests in Tehran continue to be intense. There are reports of protests taking place in several districts, including Punak, Narmak, and Zaferaniyeh. Protesters are chanting “Death to the dictator!”
Protests continued in many other cities and the regime is resorting to heavy security measures.
In Ahvaz, according to reports obtained by the MEK, the regime has set up several checkpoints to inspect cars and to arrest people who are joining protests.
In Tabriz, there were heavy clashes between protesters and security forces and gunshots were heard. Other reports from Tabriz indicate that the students of the Dentistry College are on strike, demanding the release of detained students.
Other reports indicate protests taking place in Kermanshah, Qorveh, Yazd, Marivan, and Sanandaj.
In Qorveh, a large crowd had gathered and were chanting:
“I will kill those who killed my sister!”
“Death to the dictator!”
“Death to Khamenei!”
These protests began following the death of Mahsa Amini. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, who traveled to Tehran with her family, was arrested on Tuesday, September 13, at the entry of Haqqani Highway by the regime’s so-called “Guidance Patrol” and transferred to the “Moral Security” agency.
Protesting her arrest, Amini was severely beaten by the security forces in a van and was taken to the capital’s Kasra Hospital due to the severity of her injuries. After initial examinations, doctors declared that Amini had suffered a stroke and was brain-dead at the same time. Amini died on Friday, September 16. Shortly after, protests broke out in several cities, including Tehran and Saqqez. The protests have continued and expanded since.