Iran’s protests spread to 146 cities as 180 are killed by regime security forces
September 25, 2022: Anti-regime protests continued across Iran on Sunday, September 25, despite a heavy crackdown and internet restrictions.
According to reports, protests have spread to at least 146 cities and all 31 provinces throughout the country. Over 180 people have been killed by the regime’s repressive security forces, with hundreds, if not thousands, as the Revolutionary Guards and state police resort to brutal measures aimed at quelling the protests. Sources also report over 8,000 arrested protesters.
In Tehran, protesters resumed their rallies in Narmak District and chanted, “Proud Iranians! Support! Support!”
In Tehran’s Sattarkhan district, protests resumed with chants of “Death to the dictator!”
In Tehran University, students resumed their rally at night and called for the release of detained protesters. They chanted slogans demanding freedom and vowed to take back Iran from the mullahs. Security forces were not able to disperse them.
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 continued in several districts of Tehran late into the night. In Narmak District, protesters were chanting, “This is the last message! Our target is the regime in its entirety!”
In Ekbatan, the regime dispatched the much-hated Basij forces to disperse protesters. Protesters resisted and chanted, “Basiji get lost!”
In Sattarkhan, one of the most active areas of protests in previous nights, the people gathered again and resumed their rallies. The protesters were chanting, “Death to the dictator!”
Protests were also reported in Ashrafi Esfahani Expressway and Punak District, where protesters were chanting, “Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!”
Protests also continued in other cities across the country. In Sanandaj, thick plumes of cloud were rising in the air and gunshots could be heard across the city at dusk. Also, in Sanandaj, protesters were chanting, “Death to Khamenei!”
The regime’s crackdown on protests in Kurdish cities has been especially harsh in the past days. Yet, people continue to come to the streets every night to call for regime change and an end to the mullahs’ rule.
Other cities where videos have been obtained from include Saravan, Tabriz, and Shiraz. In Zahedan, protesters are taking to arms to fight back against regime security forces, who first opened fire on them. “Death to Khamenei! Baluchistan stands with Kurdistan!” protesters say.
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.
Protests in Tehran
September 25, 2022: Protests continued in several districts of Tehran late into the night, including Ekbatan, Qeytariyeh, Sattarkhan, Shar Ara, and Haft Howz.
Protests in Mashhad, Shiraz, Borujerd, Bushehr
September 25, 2022: Protests continued in many cities across Iran, including Mashhad, Shiraz, Borujerd, and Bushehr.
Protests in Isfahan, Urmia, Karaj
September 25, 2022: Protests continued in many cities across Iran, including Isfahan, Urmia, and Karaj.
Protests face off against security forces in Yazd
September 25, 2022: Protests continued in many cities across Iran, including in Yazd.