Tehran – Iran’s Supreme dictator Ali Khamenei ordered to shoot the protestors and shut down the Internet during the on-going protests against the hike in petrol prices.
National Council of Resistance of Iran reported that over eight young Iranians and a dozen were injured by IRGC forces on the direct command of Khamenei during the protests in the cities of Sirjan, Behbahan, Karaj, Shiraz, Khorramshahr and Marivan.
According to Voice of America, petrol in the country still remains among the cheapest in the world, with the new prices jumping up to a minimum of 15,000 rials per liter of petrol which is 50% up from the day before. That is 13 cents a liter, about five times lower than the cost of gasoline in the United States by comparison.
However, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) hailed the Iranian people “who have risen up today and honored the memory of those who have lost their lives in this proud uprising”.
Kermanshah, western #Iran— People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 16, 2019
People are throwing rocks to protect themselves from the regime’s security forces attacking their protest gathering. Locals are angry over a national gasoline price hike.#IranProtestspic.twitter.com/4BjIbvZlw5
The Spokesperson of PMOI said, “the ground is shaking under the feet of the mullahs and IRGC thugs from Beirut to Baghdad, and now in Tehran and all over Iran.”
“Dozens of protesters were arrested as authorities attacked the protest gathering. Any attempts to take pictures or video footage of the rally were met with arrests or confiscation of mobile phones.”#Iranhttps://t.co/OFSpYqzgrM— People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 12, 2019
The Spokesperson asked the Police officers and armed forces to leave following the instructions of the Mullah regime and join the people’s front.
He also warned the police and armed forces not to shoot protestors, and cautioned that shooting and injuring protestors would implicate severe punishment and consequences.