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Iran: Nationwide protest marking Teachers’ Day

Teachers’ gathering in the city of Sanandaj, May 2, 2019
Teachers’ gathering in the city of Sanandaj, May 2, 2019

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, May 2, 2019Following a nationwide teachers’ call to march on the occasion of Teachers’ Day on Thursday, teachers in dozens of cities in Iran including; Tehan, Torbat-e Haidariah, Sanandaj, Urmia, Yazd, Hamedan, Divandareh, Malard, Tabriz, Qazvin, javanrood, Ardebil, Kermanshah, Homayounshahr, Sari, Khorrmabad, Marivan, Mahabad, Karaj, Mashhad and a number of other cities took to the streets to protest and formed gatherings in front of the local offices of education in their cities.

 

Hamadan, one of the protesting teachers give a speech

 

Yazd; teachers’ gathering on Teachers’ Day

 

 

Tehran: teachers and education workers rally in front of the ministry of education

 

 

Kermanshah: Teachers and education workers gathered to mark the Teachers’ Day. They were heard chanting “Majlis (parliament) and the government are not caring about the teachers. 

 

Ardebil: Teachers’ rally marking the Teachers’ Day

 

 

Kermanshah: Teachers’ rally

 

 

Teachers in Hamadan were holding handwritten placards reading:

Imprisoned teachers must be freed

Stop privatizing schools and education

Children must receive free and quality education

We demand decent pay for our work

 

In Tehran, marking the Teachers’ Day, teachers and education workers gathered in front of the ministry of education in the capital. They were carrying handwritten placards reading:

Imprisoned teachers must be freed

Imprisoned workers must be freed

Your pain is our pain, people must rise up and join us

 

A group of teachers and education workers in the city of Malard, in Tehran province, rallied to mark the teachers’ Day. They were carrying posters and placards reading:

Free education is the right of every child

We demand salary and wages above the poverty line for teachers and pensioners.

 

 

The followings are photographs of teachers’ rallies in different cities obtained so far as this report is prepared.

 

More cities are said to join the nationwide rally.

 

Isfahan: teachers rally to mark the Teachers’ Day

Isfahan: teachers rally to mark the Teachers’ Day

 

 

Ardebil: Teachers are holding placards showing solidarity with the nationwide teachers’ rally

Ardebil: Teachers are holding placards showing solidarity with the nationwide teachers’ rally

 

 

Javan-rood: Teachers are holding a protest rally

Javan-rood: Teachers are holding a protest rally

 

 

Divan-Darreh: Teachers’ rally

Divan-Darreh: Teachers’ rally

 

 

Hamadan: Teachers are protesting while holding signs that shows their demands

Hamadan: Teachers are protesting while holding signs that shows their demands

 

 

 

 

Tabriz women teachers are joining the nationwide protest rally

Tabriz   women teachers are joining the nationwide protest rally

 

Devan-Darreh: More images of teachers rallying

Devan-Darreh: More images of teachers rallying

 

Qazvin: Teachers are rallying in front of the local office of education ministry

Qazvin: Teachers are rallying in front of the local office of education ministry

 

Qazvin: More images of teachers’ protest

Qazvin: More images of teachers’ protest

 

Qazvin: More images of teachers’ protest on Teachers’ Day

Qazvin: More images of teachers’ protest on Teachers’ Day

 

Karaj: Teachers are holding protest rally in front of local office of education ministry

Karaj: Teachers are holding protest rally in front of local office of education ministry

 

Malard: Teachers are holding protest rally

Malard: Teachers are holding protest rally

 

Kurdistan: hundreds of teachers took to the streets to demand their rights

Kurdistan: hundreds of teachers took to the streets to demand their rights

 

Hamadan: More images of teachers holding protest rally

Hamadan: More images of teachers holding protest rally

 

 

Urmia: teachers protest rally

Urmia: teachers protest rally

 

Malard: teachers’ protest marking the Teachers’ Day

Malard: teachers’ protest marking the Teachers’ Day

 

 

Sanandaj: Teachers, men & women are joining the nationwide protest rally

Sanandaj: Teachers, men & women are joining the nationwide protest rally

 

 

Sanandaj: More images of teachers protest

Sanandaj: More images of teachers protest

 

 

Sanandaj: More images of teachers holding a nationwide protest rally

Sanandaj: More images of teachers holding a nationwide protest rally

 

 

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