Iranian activists called to intensify the protests on November 15, on the anniversary of the 2019 revolt

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The groups called for a more intense mobilization than the one that still persists after the murder of the young Mahsa Amini on September 16

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Iranian activists called to intensify the protests next November 15, on the anniversary of the 2019 revolt

Iranian activists called to intensify the protests on November 15, on the anniversary of the 2019 revolt (REUTERS)

Various groups of Iranian activists have begun the call for < b>intensify the protests next Tuesday November 15 on the anniversary of the riots that occurred in 2019< /b>.

“Let's meet on November 15 and take one of Tehran's highways. The streets are ours”, wrote an anonymous activist on Twitter, to which were added similar calls from the cities of Ahvaz, Babol, Isfahan, Mashhad and Tabriz, among others.

“ We will start with schools, universities and venues, and we will continue with meetings focused on the neighborhoods to move to the main squares of the cities”, they also announced according to Iranian television in London.

Iranian activists called to intensify the protests next November 15, on the anniversary of the 2019 revolt

Protest that occurred during “Bloody November”, when the Iranian government decreed the surprise rise in the price of gasoline (AFP)

Three years ago, in the middle of the month, the Iranian government decreed the surprise rise in the price of gasoline overnight, in some cases raising its value by more than 200 percent. Given this, the citizens took to the streets in protest, in what is known as “Bloody November” or “Bloody Aban” -referring to the eighth month of the calendar Persian, in force in the country-.

These protests led to attacks on police stations, looting of premises and banks, and burning of fuel stations, for which the regime responded with a blockade to the Internet signal that lasted for a week.

According to the NGO Amnesty International, at least 304 people were killed in those demonstrations, which erupted in Tehran but quickly spread to more than 100 urban centers across the Islamic Republic.

Iranian activists called to intensify the protests next November 15, on the anniversary of the 2019 revolt

The police repression in 2019 would have left a balance of up to 1,515, according to various human rights groups (REUTERS)

However, this year a court in London concluded that, after the evidence of several experts from groups that watch over human rights, the figure is much higher and could -even- be around 1,515 .< /p>

This call comes amid the wave of protests that for nine weeks has packed the streets of the entire country, demanding for the death of the young Mahsa Amini, who died as a result of physical punishment by the morality police for wearing the regulatory veil incorrectly in the country.

This, together with the 2019 episode, is one of the main Social events that have plagued the country in recent times and that do not seem to stop due to the violent repression of the police forces, led by the regime.

Inclusive , the complaints were not limited to the streets and, in a matter of days, they expanded to universities -which these days have become one of the most important centers of these calls, promoted by young people-.

Iranian activists called to intensify the protests next November 15, on the anniversary of the 2019 revolt

Protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini (REUTERS)

According to the group Iran Human Rights, until this Saturday the police attacks have already left a balance of 326 people throughout the country, including 43 minors, nine girls and 25 women. Also, the balance of the NGO Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported at least 15,000 detainees since the outbreak of the 900 protests in more than 140 cities of the country.

Given this, the famous Iranian actor Bahram Radan posted a message on his account on Twitter in which he condemned the violence against the protesters and expressed his hope for a future for Iran “full of light”.

“Shame on those who sowed the seeds of hatred in the hearts of the people and now they are imposing in the face of the outburst of anger that is the product of their insufficiency,” he added.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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