NCRI Women’s Committee Monthly Report – November 2019
The arisen women of Iran seek to bring down the regime
November saw the outbreak of yet another nationwide uprising in Iran. The fuel price hike triggered angry protests which rapidly spread to 189 cities in just a few days.
An army made up of the hungry, the poor, the unemployed, the oppressed women and youths were waiting for a spark to rise up against the mullahs’ regime.
The uprising flared with the tripling of the price of fuel on November 15 and the clerical regime suddenly found itself encircled and caught up in the middle of “a world war.” The regime’s officials said, “the threat was very serious.” People chanted “death to the principle of Velayat-e Faqih,” “death to Khamenei,” and “death to Rouhani.”
Protesters attacked and torched government centers and institutes in charge of plundering the people’s wealth. In a few days, billions of tomans of damage were inflicted on the regime’s banks and the IRGC-owned chain stores. The mullahs were on the brink of downfall. So, they resorted to brutal crackdown on defenseless people and their protests were turned into a bloodbath on Khamenei’s personal order.
The “remarkable” role of women
One of the major features of the uprising in November 2019 was the role of women in leading the protests. Iran’s heroines called on people to rise and protest. They led the resistance units. Young heroines infuriated the regime. It was proven that women are the force for change and they are going to defeat the mullahs’ religious fascism.
Young women guided the people to join the main scenes of protest. A young protester who had been shot and wounded during the uprising said he had been saved by an18-year-old woman who drove him away on her motorbike. Another protester from Shiraz said older women made sandwiches for the young men who were fighting in the streets.