In the early hours of today, Sunday, November 20, mechanized units of the IRGC ground forces, and according to some reports, foreign proxy forces assisting them assaulted the city of Mahabad with heavy weaponry and equipment in sheer exasperation of the massive unrest that continues to roil the country, and the Kurdish region.

It was reported that electricity and Internet were cut off. IRGC forces fired heavy machine guns directly into people’s houses and committed atrocities. Military helicopters flew over the city. “Gunshots. Civilians screaming. Electricity turned off. Limited internet access.

The MEK opposition network called on people in all surrounding towns and cities to aid the people of Mahabad by engaging the regime forces in their cities and tying them down.

By daylight, it appeared that IRGC advance had been halted at the city outskirts. Throughout Sunday, Mahabad was a scene of protests and strikes again. People in cities of Kurdistan, Tehran, and other cities, poured into the streets to express support for the people of Mahabad. The small town of Dashti in Bushehr province saw many demonstrators shouting, “From Dashti to Kurdistan, my life for Iran!” The fact that many small cities and towns, where everyone knows everyone else, are rising in protest, shows that people in these places have overcome their fear of retribution from the establishment and consider the days of the regime to be numbered.

Tonight, sounds of heavy gunfire could be heard in Marivan, another Kurdish city. Local activists have been reporting sounds of explosions through the night in the cities of Marivan, Baneh, Saqqez, and Bukan in Iran’s Kurdish regions. Several drones were reportedly flying over the city of Bukan. At 3 am local time five massive explosions were reported in Bukan and two similar explosions in Saqqez.

On Sunday merchants and storeowners in many cities once again closed their shops in a general strike throughout the country. This included Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province, and Mahabad, Oshnavieh, Piranshahr, Sardasht, Bukan, Marivan, Divandarreh, Saqqez, Qorveh, Bijar, Kermanshah, Paveh, Javanrud, Kamyaran, Ilam, and Nikshahr in Sistan & Baluchestan Province, among others.

Students at numerous universities were also protesting the regime’s crackdown measures by boycotting them and taking to the streets in anti-regime rallies. This included Kurdistan University in Sanandaj where the professors also joined the movement, the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University and Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran, the Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, the Islamic Azad University of Rasht, the Islamic Azad University of Sari, Marvdasht University, Yazd University, the Kharazmi Faculty of Psychology, the Iran University of Science and Technology, and the University of Science and Culture.
High school students in Shahin Shahr of central Iran and Mehrshahr, west of Tehran, were also protesting today and chanting slogans against the mullahs’ regime.
People in various cities took to the streets in support of their compatriots in Mahabad and other cities under siege today by the regime’s military and security forces. Such rallies were reported in Bukan and Tehran’s Abuldabad district where people began establishing roadblocks and taking control of their districts. Tonight protests are also raging in Tehran, Karaj, Mashhad, Kermanshah, Urmia, Isfahan, and other cities.

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