Maryam Rajavi: Protesters will not rest until the Iranian people and nation are free
Uprising is spreading, rebellious cities join ranks and cry for freedom grows louder
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), hailed today’s uprising by the people of Tehran, Isfahan, Shirza, Mashhad, Ahvaz, Karaj, Arak, Shahin-Shahr, Najafabad and other cities.
“By defying the criminal Revolutionary Guards, Bassijis، and plainclothes agents once again today, the arisen women and youth represent a defiant generation which will not rest until the Iranian people and nation are free. They displayed the anger and hatred of the Iranian people toward the religious dictatorship ruling Iran,” Mrs. Rajavi said.
People in different cities came out onto the streets today, Thursday, August 2, 2018, chanting, “death to the dictator,” “cannons, tanks and machine guns are no longer effective, the mullahs must be killed,” and “today is the month of blood, Khamenei will be overthrown.”
Rebellious cities are joining ranks one after the other. The cry by people who yearn for freedom is growing louder and the uprising is spreading by the minute.
The suppressive forces used teargas, birdshots, and blank cartridges in an attempt to quell the uprising. Despite the wounding and the arrest of a number of protesters, the rebellious youth showed unity and perseverance in confronting the security forces. No force is stronger than unified and united youth.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 2, 2018