Iranian youth remain restlessPublished by International Liberty on May 24, 2015
Just a few days after the uprising of the people and the youth in city of Mahabad (north-western Iran) and while the Kurdish cities were restive, last Friday, we witnessed another protest move against the dictatorial regime by the youth attending a soccer match in Tabriz.
The unrests prompted regime officials to acknowledge the effects of repression on Iranian youth that is back firing. Hassan Rouhani, the self described ‘moderate’ President of the regime said, “We should be very watchful about the youth… our young generation is in a special situation”.
Ali Khamenei, the regime’s ‘Supreme Leader’ also said, “Today, the youth in our country are threatened by dangerous mentalities”. He warned: “The security forces need to have contingency plans for different levels of security conditions and they should be able to confront it.”
The Iranian people, especially the youth and women, are fed up with suppression in mullahs’ regime. Following the uprising in Mahabad on May 8, the youth clashed with the security forces in Tabriz on Mat 15 after the announcement of a tampered soccer match result. On their way out of Tabriz stadium the youth tore banners and pictures of Hassan Rouhani.
Similarly in Tehran, the youth demonstrated along the road from Azadi Stadium to Azadi Square and clashed with regime’s suppressive forces that attempted to disperse the crowd. Clashes continued for several hours and the antiriot police was placed on alert.
During the uprising in Mahabad, a senior regime official had acknowledged that this phenomenon is not limited to Mahabad. He predicted that in every Iranian city a small incident could quickly turn political with dangerous security implications for the regime.
The Iranian people, especially the women and the youth, who are under the pressure of oppression, unemployment, and poverty have the greatest loath for the religious fascists ruling Iran and they use every opportunity to show their rage against this regime.