Iran’s nationwide uprising has resulted in dozens of deaths, hundreds of arrests and thousands injured in skirmishes with security forces deployed by the country’s fanatical religious regime.

The widespread protests, reportedly occurring in nearly two dozen cities, was sparked by the government’s 300% increase in gas prices last week that mullahs blame on revenue losses from U.S.-imposed sanctions. The government shut down internet connectivity in Iran to quash protest organizers and shield the world’s eyes from the fallout, but videos leaked online show the Iranian people aren’t buying the government’s excuses.

“A brave Iranian woman tears down a ‘Death to America’ poster in Iran,” Hananya Naftali posted with a video to Twitter. “Instead of chanting ‘Death to America’ they are chanting ‘Death to the dictator’ of Iran. #IranProtests”

The footage shows the woman climb a pole with the propaganda poster with the help of several others. She grabbed the banner and attempted to rip it down, but was initially unsuccessful. On a second attempt, she ripped the poster from the top to a roaring applause from the crowd of hundreds.

The faces of those involved were blurred, presumably to prevent Iranian officials from retaliating against the protestors.

CNN reports:

Amnesty International said Tuesday the group had received credible reports that indicated at least 106 protesters in 21 cities had been killed but did not offer any evidence to substantiate its findings. The organization said it had gathered information that demonstrated Iranian security forces were employing “excessive and lethal force to crush largely peaceful protests.”

Human Rights Watch said “occasional video footage of protests posted on social media amid the internet shutdown appear to show security forces directly shooting at protesters in different cities.”

While he did not give specifics, Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed during a speech Sunday that “several” people had died in the protests. State media have reported that five members of government security forces have been killed during clashes with protesters this week. But a complete picture is yet to emerge as the government has withheld the total number of casualties and official death toll since the protests began.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK), the government’s opposition, reports sources in Iran “recorded 251 martyrs killed by the regime’s suppressive forces in 20 cities during the nationwide uprising.”

The organization, which is calling for a Democratic government, contends most of the martyrs are teenagers, with the youngest confirmed at 13 years old. Most were shot in the head or chest by snipers, according to the MEK.

The organization estimates at least 3,700 have been injured and 7,000 arrested over the last six days.

The MEK and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published a list of names of 85 of the martyrs, and leaders are urging those fighting for freedom to attend their memorial services. The groups are also calling on the United Nations to intervene as supporters help the wounded and families of those who died in the struggle.

The 85 martyrs, according to MEK:

  1. Tehran – Ms. Mina Sheikhi
  2. Tehran – Ms. Golnaz Samsami
  3. Tehran – Islamshahr – Iman Rassuli
  4. Tehran – Islamshahr – Mohsen Jafarpanah
  5. Tehran – Islamshahr – Arash Kohzadi
  6. Tehran – Islamshahr – Mohammad Mehdi Haghgouy
  7. Tehran – Shahriar – Reza Hassanvand
  8. Tehran – Shahriar –  Ebrahim Mohammad-pour
  9. Tehran – Shahriar – Ms. Azadeh Zarbi
  10. Tehran – Shahriar – Mehdi Paapi
  11. Tehran – Shahriar – Hossein Ghadami
  12. Tehran – Shahriar –  Mehdi Da’emi
  13. Tehran – Shahriar –  Ehsan Shiri
  14. Tehran – Shahriar – ilad Najhvand
  15. Tehran – Shahriar –  ….. Momeni
  16. Tehran – Baharestan – Ms. Fatimeh Habbibi
  17. Tehran – Baherestan – Gol Agha Nouri
  18. Tehran – Ali Behboudi
  19. Ahvaz – Mohammad Reza Ossafi Zargani
  20. Ahvaz – Hamzeh Savari
  21. Ahvaz –  Meisam Mojadam
  22. Behbahan – Mohammad Hossein Ghanavati
  23. Behbahan – Mehrdad Dashtizadeh
  24. Behbahan – Mahmoud Dashtizadeh
  25. Behbahan – Ehsan Abdollah Nejad
  26. Behbahan – Ahmad Hasham Dar
  27. Behbahan – Shabnam Diani
  28. Behbahan – …. Taddayon
  29. Behbahan – Farzad Ansari (Farzad Tazmipour)
  30. Khorramshahr – Meisam Mani’at
  31. Khorramshahr – Khaled Min’at
  32. Khorramshahr – Milad Hamdavi
  33. Khorramshahr – Meisam Abdolvahab Adgipour
  34. Khorramshahr – Ali Ghazlavi
  35. Khorramshahr – Ebrahim Matouri
  36. Khuzestan Province – Hadi Ghorbani
  37. Shushtar – Ahmad Moussavi Jo’aveleh
  38. Abadan – Ali Baghlani
  39. Mahshahr – Ms. Etghi
  40. Mahshahr – …. Hatavi
  41. Mahshahr – Ghassem Bavi
  42. Mahshahr – Mohammad Khaleghi
  43. Mahshahr – Adnan Helali
  44. Mahshahr – Mojtaba Ebadi
  45. Mahshahr – Mansour Daris
  46. Mahshahr – Abbas (Reza) Assakereh
  47. Mahshahr – Ahmad Khajeh Albughli
  48. Mahshahr – Ali Khajeh Albughli
  49. Mahshahr – Mohammad Khaledi
  50. Shiraz – Kelar – Rassoul Ghavimi
  51. Shiraz – Abdollah Ghavimi
  52. Shiraz – Mehdi Nekoui Ali Abadi
  53. Shiraz – Reza Jafari
  54. Shiraz – Majid Hashemi
  55. Shiraz – …. Parsai
  56. Shiraz – …. Parsai
  57. Sannandaj – Mozzafar Seifi
  58. Sanandaj – Ali Boghlani
  59. Bukan – Shelir Dadvand
  60. Bukan – Heyva Naderi
  61. Sirjan – Ruhollah Nazari Fat’habadi
  62. Marivan – Mehran Taak
  63. Marivan – Behrouz Maleki
  64. Marivan – Shahoo Validi
  65. Marivan – Usman Naderi
  66. Marivan – Danial Ostovari
  67. Marivan – Edris Bivareh
  68. Marivan – Usman Ahmadi
  69. Marivan – Ms. Aryan Rajabi
  70. Javanroud – Hamzeh Naghdi
  71. Javanroud – Yunes Houshangi
  72. Javanroud – Kaveh Rezai
  73. Javanroud – Jabbar Tejareh
  74. Javanroud – Kaveh Mohammadi
  75. Javanroud – Ebrahmi Moradi
  76. Javanroud – … Aziz (municipality staff)
  77. Javanroud – Ebrahim Moradi
  78. Javanroud – Mobin Abdollahi
  79. Javanroud – Omran Validi
  80. Kermanshah – Mozzafar Zoheiri
  81. Kermanshah – Nader Biramond
  82. Kermanshah – Mohammad Mirzai
  83. Kermanshah – Mozzafar Vatan-Parast
  84. Karaj – Shahram Moini
  85. Tabriz – Ali Hosseini
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