Tehran’s Azadi Square saw a protest march by mothers of November 2019 victims.
A group of mothers of the victims of the November 2019 uprising marched in solidarity with the people of Khuzestan in Tehran’s Azadi Square around noon, on Friday, July 30.
They chanted, “We are seeking our rights, we hold hands until the [regime’s] overthrow.” One of the mothers cried out: “Enough is enough! Enough with slavery!”
These bereaved mothers held photographs of the November 2019 martyrs as they marched in Azadi Avenue.
At 2.30 p.m., the mothers gathered in Tehran’s Sadeghieh Metro Station where they were arrested by security forces and brutalized. The security forces took them all to the basement and held them in custody.
The mothers of Milad Mohagheghi, Ebrahim Ketabdar, Pejman Qolipour, Farhad Mojdam, and Vahid Damvar, as well as the aunt of Sajjad Rezaii, and the sister of Hamid Rassouli are among those arrested.
Earlier these mothers had declared their support for and solidarity with the people of Khuzestan and their protests.
In her message, the mother of Navid Behboudi said, “I hail the arisen people and youths. I hail all the arisen cities. I hail the martyrs of these days. The answer to water demands is not bullets. You, who respond to people’s demand for water with bullets, are worse than Yazid and Shemr [the murderers of the 3rd Shiite leader, Imam Hussein]. The mothers [of martyrs] of November 2019 support the people of Khuzestan.”
The mother of Milad Mohagheghi hailed the thirsty people of Khuzestan. She said, “We, the mothers who seek justice for their children who were killed in November 2019, express our sympathy and support for the brave people of Khuzestan and other arisen cities. We say Khuzestan is not alone. We tell the mothers of Khuzestan to cry out our common pain.”
The mother of Amir Hossein Zare’e said, “They killed our youths for petrol in November 2019. Now, they are killing our innocent youths in Khuzestan for water. The November 2019 mothers support the protests in Khuzestan. Thirst must not be answered by bullets!”
In parts of her moving message, Mahboubeh Ramezani, the mother of Pejman Qolipour, said, “My country’s youths are getting killed for water. They killed [our youths] for petrol. Now, they are killing for water, for drinking water. Khorramshahr is lying next to river, but it is thirsty. They are being killed for water. Enough is enough! I don’t want to see our young men end up in the cemeteries. I don’t want the mothers of my country to end up holding the framed pictures of their children. I don’t want to see another mother like me.”