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Various protests reported from 4 Iranian cities

Students of the Arts & Architecture School of Mazandaran University holding a protest rally in the city of Babolsar
Students of the Arts & Architecture School of Mazandaran University holding a protest rally in the city of Babolsar

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 23, 2019—Students of the Arts and Architecture School of Mazandaran University in Babolsar, a city in northern Iran, held a rally on Tuesday, October 22, protesting the transfer of Caspian Sea waters to the city of Semnan, located hundreds of kilometers away. They were seen holding signs reading, “No to transferring Caspian Sea waters.” On Saturday, a group of environment activists in Babolsar held a similar rally on the beaches of this city.

A rally by locals in Babolsar protesting the transfer of Caspian Sea waters to the city of Semnan – October 20, 2019

A rally by locals in Babolsar protesting the transfer of Caspian Sea waters to the city of Semnan – October 20, 2019

 

 

 

Employees of the Farabi petrochemical site in Bandar Mahshahr, southwest Iran, continued protesting and their ongoing strike for the second day on Tuesday, October 22. They also launched a demonstration outside the company courtyard demanding their long-delayed paychecks and pensions.

 

Employees of the Damash Mineral Water factory in Gilan Province, northern Iran, held a rally on Tuesday, October 22, protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past three months. It is worth noting that the number of these factories have decreased from 140 to 30 in the past few months.

Damash Mineral Water factory workers holding a protest rally in Gilan Province, northern Iran – October 22, 2019

Damash Mineral Water factory workers holding a protest rally in Gilan Province, northern Iran – October 22, 2019

 

Villagers near the city of Miandoab in West Azerabaijan Province held a protest rally on Tuesday, October 22, preventing the transfer of city sewage to their area. The mayor of Miandoab literally threatened the villagers. “If needed, I’ll use bulldozers to run you over and transfer the sewage water here,” he said.

Locals of a number of villagers near Miandoab protesting the transfer of city sewage water to their areas – West Azerbaijan Province, northwest Iran – October 22, 2019

Locals of a number of villagers near Miandoab protesting the transfer of city sewage water to their areas – West Azerbaijan Province, northwest Iran – October 22, 2019

 

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