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Iran; A general strike in a number of western Iranian cities

A general strike was underway in Iranian cities
A general strike was underway in Iranian cities

Iran, April 19, 2018 – A general strike was underway in a number of western Iranian cities on Wednesday, April 18th in Marivan, Mahabad, Saqqez, and Piranshahr. Bazaar merchants and store owners in these cities were protesting to the sudden jump in customs tariffs and the closer of the border passes. All these cities are located at the Iran-Iraq border.

In Piranshahr and Mahabad, the striking merchants set out empty kitchen tables in the middle of the street as the sign of not having anything to eat.

Some other cities, including Baneh and Javanrood, joined this strike on Thursday.

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