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Iran: Haft Tappeh sugar mill employees continuing strike & protests

The protesting workers of Sugar Cane Mill carry a coffin symbolizing the demise of the factory
The protesting workers of Sugar Cane Mill carry a coffin symbolizing the demise of the factory


Reported by PMOI/MEK


Iran, Nov. 16, 2018 - Employees of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill in Shush, southwest Iran, continued their strike on Friday for the 12th consecutive day. They resorted to a new and bold measure by disrupting the regime’s Friday prayer farce.


The workers were seen chanting:

“We have all come in support of the workers.”


These protesting workers continued their rally inside the city of Shush and many of the locals were witness to the large gathering as many protesting workers were expressing their anger at regime officials. The protesters also raised a symbolic casket, portraying the Haft Tappeh sugar mill company being nothing but a dead corpse.




The workers were rallying across the city and chanting:

“No fear, we’re all together”

“Seyed Razi shame on you, let go of our city”




“Today is a day of grievance”

The workers then entered a mosque where the local mullah - representing Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei - was delivering his weekly remarks during the Friday prayer farce held in each city, town and village.




The workers then rallied in the city and their representative said the workers would be rallying again on Saturday along with their family members.

“Tomorrow all schools will be closed and we, with our wives and children, along with their backpacks and books, we will all be gathering right here,” he said as the crowd responded with applauds and appreciation.




Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi sent a message showing her support for the Haft Tappeh sugar mail employees.



The Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a statement on these ongoing protests.


On Saturday, November 10, heavy truck drivers and truckers continued their strike in different cities throughout the country for the tenth day of the new round. Earlier in the months of June, August and September, they were striking because of the severe living conditions, low freight rates, high cost of spare parts, severe insurance conditions, and so on. October strike lasted 21 days.

In the fourth round of their strike, in addition to their previous demands, drivers called for the release of their colleagues who were arrested during the third round of strikes. The regime was struggling to prevent the strike through all kinds of pressures and threats.

Haft Tapeh sugar cane workers continued their strike for the sixth day in a row in protest of non-payment of their claims inside the company. Some of them took their protest into the city to make the voices of their innocence and their desires heard.

Workers of the Ahvaz National Steel Group also protested on Saturday, gathering in front of the governor's office in the city. They chanted: No nation has seen this much injustice; Hossein Hossein, is their slogan, theft is their pride; what did behind the scene hands have done with the factory?

Workers of Line 6 project of Tehran urban trains also protested against the non-payment of their salaries in front of the headquarters of the company.

Parts of the bazaar and shopkeepers in Tehran's 15 Khordad street protested against the high cost and lack of goods and customers, and refused to open their shops.

Deprived farmers of cities and villages around Isfahan such as Ghahderijan. Varzaneh, Najaf Abad, Khorasgan and others continued their demonstrations and sit-ins in protest of the deprivation of their right to water and their difficult livelihood conditions. They were chanting: "Lest we are humiliated!"; "The Zayandeh Roud water is our inalienable right."

Mullah Alam-ul-Hoda, a member of the Assembly of Experts of the regime and representative of Khamenei in Mashhad on Friday, November 9, confessed: "Over 40% inflation caused by the recession brought the economy into a ruin. ... This is the situation of our workers who have become unemployed, with families they are left without food, and the miners who work in the worst case situation, they work in the mine, underground and they do not pay their daily wages."

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, hailed the determination of the truck drivers, the deprived farmers of Isfahan, the oppressed hard-working workers of Haft Tapeh sugarcane factory and Ahvaz steel, and other strikers across the country, and called on fellow citizens, especially the youth, to support them and said: “Poverty, inflation, unemployment and corruption were brought to our country by the religious fascism, and will continue as long as this medieval regime is in power.”