Thousands of women and men took to the streets and the main mosque of Kazeroun for the fifth consecutive day. Kazeroun is one of the major cities of Fars Province in southern Iran.
The protest took place on Friday, April 20, 2018, in the main streets of Kazeroun where people demanded resignation of their “incompetent Governor.”
Women were actively involved and their presence was remarkable.
The protesting women and men of Kazeroun then marched on to the city’s main mosque, Imamzadeh Seyed Nour Mohammad, and disrupted the Friday Prayer. They interrupted officials’ calls intending to silence them by strong chants. They chanted against Hossein Rezazadeh, member of the mullahs’ parliament from Kazeroun and accused him of “treachery.”
The people of Kazeroun oppose a proposed bill to divide their city. According to a bill which is due to be confirmed by the government, the districts of Chenar Shahijan and Qa’emieh will be separated from Kazeroun to form a separate city called Kouh Chenar.