Based partially on reporting by PMOI (MEK) Network in Iran
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – 1 PM EST
- Days: 76
- Protests: 277 cities
- Fatalities: 680+ estimated deaths, 545 identified by MEK
- Detentions: 30,000+
Guess what Iranians rooted for yesterday as the USA-Iran match got underway in World Cup 2022? The answer erupted in joyful scenes of thousands of cars converging on major streets in almost all of Iran’s cities in early hours after midnight to celebrate a win that Iranians dubbed as PEOPLE 1 – KHAMENEI 0.
As cars honked, fireworks lit the skies, and commuters danced in the streets of Tehran, Karaj, Zanjan, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Hamedan, Qom, Qazvin, Isfahan, Sanandaj, Saqqez, Mahabad, Marivan, Javanrud, Zahedan, Chahrmahal & Bakhtiari towns, the border town of Sarpol Zahab, and other cities, one Iranian asked another in astonishment, “Did Iran win?” and the answer came back that, “Iranian people won.” Never mind that the official scoreboard showed USA 1 – IRAN 0. This was up for interpretation in a society where revolution is afoot, and protesters are chanting “Down with Khamenei” on every street corner in every city. The dominant and overwhelming sentiment of Iranian society was they had won, and the regime had lost. As one protester said, “Islamic Republic lost.”
Sharif University students who waited until midnight for the match results erupted in celebratory chants. Various districts of Tehran posted videos of the people’s celebration of Khamenei regime’s loss as in Abdulabad, Naziabad, Punak, Fallah, Eslamshahr, and other districts of the capital. Even Iranians who had gone to Qatar celebrated.
Fox News Digital website reported that, “In an encrypted telephone interview with Fox News Digital Monday, an Iranian woman who called herself ‘Mahoora’ and lives in southern Iran, said, ‘It’s not just some people in Iran, it is the majority of people in Iran…that want the U.S. to win (on Tuesday). The silent majority [of Iranians] did not celebrate the regime team’s victory over Wales.’”
Maryam Rajavi said in her official Twitter account on the people’s celebration of the results of the World Cup 2022 match: “Iranian people expressed their anger last night with unison chants of “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to Bassiji” at the regime’s corruption of national sport. If anyone in any position or career stands with the mullahs, people know them as anti-patriotic & anti-Iranian.”
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