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Iran: Nationwide strike of truck drivers for the fifth day

The strike spread to all 31 provinces of the country

The truck drivers' strike spread to all 31 provinces of the country
The truck drivers' strike spread to all 31 provinces of the country

Iran Uprising - No. 166

 

On Saturday, May 26, the strike of heavy vehicles and truck drivers continued for the fifth day and spread to more parts of the country covering 224 cities in all 31 provinces of the country. Strikers in many cities parade with long lines of trucks by honking and keeping their headlights on.

The clerical regime continued to crack down on strike yesterday. Repressive forces attacked striking drivers in many areas, such as Bandar Abbas-Sirjan route, Islamabad Gharb, Malekan, and Hamedan, with electric shockers and tear gas, wounding and injuring a number of them.

On Saturday, farmers of Varzaneh in Isfahan province rallied their tractors to support the strike of truck drivers. In Robat Karim, 280 passenger bus drivers joined the strike, and in Tehran, a number of taxi riders supported striking drivers by gathering on Gandhi Street. Taxi drivers of the Snap Internet Company, who are protesting their low wages and the dire situation of their livelihoods, joined the protests.

 

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

May 26, 2018