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November 2019 Uprising

Last week, all of Iran’s 31 provinces and more than 132 cities witnessed major anti-regime uprisings triggered by a drastic hike in fuel prices. The demonstrations quickly took on political overtones, with protesters chanting “death to Khamenei,” “death to Rouhani” and “death to dictator.”

Here’s what we know as of Monday night:

– 132 cities have been rocked by major anti-regime uprisings;

– Over 200 people have reportedly been killed;

– Over 3,000 have been wounded;

– Thousands more have been arrested;

– Regime forces target protesters’ heads and chests, directly firing at them;

– The regime has implemented the largest internet shutdown in its history;

– Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei blamed the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) network inside Iran for leading and coordinating the protests;

– Posters of Khamenei are brought down by protesters;

– Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), urged UN action. She said Khamenei, Rouhani and others must be tried for crimes against humanity;

– Protesters set fire to several offices of Khamenei’s representatives in various cities, including Shiraz and Yazd;

– Mullahs’ religious seminaries have been torched in several cities;

– Hundreds of IRGC-affiliated banks, paramilitary Bassij headquarters, and regime-affiliated offices have been attacked or set on fire;

– Schools in many cities have been closed;

– Regime has deployed Afghan mercenaries to suppress protests;

– Some Majlis (parliament) deputies admit the regime is in “crisis.”

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