Iranian Protests in Kazeroun – “Beware of the Day We Get Arms”

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On Thursday, at least three people were killed in Iranian protests in the town of Kazeroun (also spelled Kazerun). Friday saw more violence, as protesters set fire to state vehicles and a police station. The protests continued on Saturday in Kazeroun and Shahrud. But the bottom line for many Iranians is that they are tired of being dictated to by the mullahs. And they warned the regime to “beware the day” that they are armed.

At this point it is unclear the exact number of people killed and injured in the protests, as there are massive restrictions on what information a hospital can release. Reports of protesters taking two elements of Iranian security forces as hostages are unconfirmed.

The protests have been ongoing since last year in various places in the country. They are not just protesting over the government’s plans to split a city of 150,000 people into two sections, although that’s the official line. Farmers are upset over the water being siphoned from the Karkheh River away from farms in Ahwaz. Many women are removing their hijabs and standing with the protesters. The bottom line is that the people want regime change. And as an unarmed people, they are doing whatever it takes, even if it means being killed or put in the notorious Evin prison.

Guns in Iran are only allowed for police and military. Shahin Gobadi, European spokesman for the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) told Breitbart that some of the protesters chanted, “Beware of the day we get arms.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senator Mario Rubio have stated they support the protests in Iran.

 

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