The Ekbatan district of the Iranian capital Tehran

Iranians Chant 'Death To Khamenei' Amid Heavy Security

Monday, 09/18/2023

Iranians chanted anti-regime slogans from their windows in Tehran and nearby towns on Sunday night as heavy presence of security forces prevented street protests.

Saadat Abad, located in western Tehran, was one of the neighborhoods where residents rekindled the memories of last year's protests by chanting slogans such as "Death to Khamenei" and "Death to the dictator."

The echoes of anti-regime slogans resonated in other western districts of Tehran as well, encompassing areas like Shahr-e Ziba, Arya Shahr, Baqeri, Chitgar, and Ekbatan.

During the protests last year, neighborhoods such as Chitgar, Baqeri, and Ekbatan were gripped by nightly slogans as residents regularly confronted security forces for several months.

On Sunday, the security forces of the Islamic Republic, synchronized with the anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death on September 16, deployed numerous special forces units, plainclothes officers, and motorcyclists within these neighborhoods, with a pronounced presence in the Ekbatan.

In some districts of Karaj, 30 kilometers west of the capital, once again protesters voiced their discontent through nighttime slogans Sunday night. The demonstrators chanted slogans against the Islamic Republic from the windows of their homes and apartments.

Slogans such as "Death to the Child-killing Regime" and "Death to the dictator" featured prominently.

Moreover, reports and images disseminated across social media platforms suggest that, in commemoration of Mahsa Amini's death anniversary, protesters in select areas of Tehran and several other cities wrote anti-government slogans in the streets.

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