Over the past year, the MEK expanded its “Resistance Units,” and they have been very active in all cities across Iran, informing and assisting the public on ways to resist the regime.
Their demonstrations include setting fire to large photos of Khamenei and Rouhani in busy districts of Tehran and other cities, and destroying other regime symbols, such as Bassij and IRGC centers.
The units are also active in writing slogans against the regime or hanging Mrs. Rajavi’s photos from bridges in busy district of Tehran.
In response, the regime is very concerned about the impact of these activities on the population, especially on efforts to further rise up against the regime.
The MEK has also organized “People’s Councils” to encourage public resistance to the regime. While members of Resistance Units are generally the younger generation, members of People’s Councils span age groups and sectors of the population. Their goal is to voice resistance through certain social activities.
The regime has gone to extremes to try to silence these efforts, and news of sentences of MEK activists have been frequently surfacing in the news media.
On May 20, a so-called revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced to death a 34-year-old MEK activist and member of a resistance unit, and gave three others five years in prison for engaging in nonviolent dissemination of anti-regime literature.
Despite the regime’s brutal responses, MEK Resistance Units and People’s Councils will continue their daily protest activities. They have thousands of dedicated members in over 150 cities and towns, and they will not stop organizing and campaigning for regime change in Iran.
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