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Iran: Massive demonstration of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane and Ahvaz Steel workers

Demonstrators chanting: Imprisoned workers must be freed

Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane and Ahvaz Steel demonstrate
Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane and Ahvaz Steel demonstrate

Iran Uprising -No. 227


Angry workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane and Ahvaz Steel factories rallied on Monday, November 19th, in protest at the arrest of a large number of sugar cane workers.

On their fifteenth day of strike, disregarding repressive measures and the tight presence of repressive forces and riot police, Haft Tappeh workers rallied. People from various walks joined them on their path. The protesters chanted in front of the governorate: Imprisoned workers must be freed; Threats and imprisonment do not work anymore. Chanting slogans, the people called for the release of the workers in front of the regime's court.

At the same time, Ahvaz Steel workers rallied in front of the provincial governorate in the second week of their strike and in support of the Haft Tappeh workers. The workers chanted: Haft Tappeh worker must be freed; We, the Steel workers, fight and fight against oppression and tyranny; No nation has ever seen such an injustice; Fellow citizens of Ahvaz, be aware, no one takes care of Ahvaz.

Due to escalation of protests in Shush and Ahvaz, the regime inevitably released a number of detainees on bail on Monday afternoon, but the workers reiterated that they would continue their strike and protest until all the arrested are released.


Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

November 19, 2018