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Iran: People in flood-hit areas protest regime inaction

Flood-devastated people reject food handouts by the regime protesting the authorities degrading actions
Flood-devastated people reject food handouts by the regime protesting the authorities degrading actions

Analysis by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, April 25, 2019 - Iranians across the country, especially in the flood-hit areas in west and southwest provinces, are extremely angry over the inaction of officials and local authorities failing to provide any aid to those in desperate need.

Millions of people are facing extreme circumstances after unprecedented floods swept their cities, towns, and villages. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, and there is growing criticism and expectations for authorities to live up to their promises of rebuilding these devastated areas.

On Tuesday, near the city of Shush in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, residents of the flood-hit town of Abdolkhan, rejected the authorities’ food handouts, protesting the degrading treatment of the residents during the aid distribution. The people said the distribution process was carried out in a manner that disregarded their self-respect and dignity.

 

 

 

Residents of an area near the city of Zabol, capital of Sistan and Baluchistan Province in southeast Iran, said their residential area is surrounded by floods and there are no relief efforts to save their lives.

 

 

 

The mullahs’ regime is becoming extremely concerned, especially considering the fact that protests are escalating across the board.

 

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Protests in Iran continues as the mullahs’ regime is desperately struggling with growing international isolation and crises, especially following the recent designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and an end to oil sanctions waivers.

A group of retired teachers rallied in Tehran on Wednesday, protesting regime officials’ negligence and indifference in regards to their demands. This gathering was held outside the regime’s Ministry of Education. The protesting retirees were held chanting:

“We have the right to receive our pensions, once and for all, without any excuses.”

One of the banners held by the protesting teachers read:

“We should be immediately paid for our 30 years of hard work. We will no longer accept any delays.”

The protesters were also holding signs reading:

“Pensions are our rights. We will continue protesting until we receive our pensions.”

 

 

 

In the city of Baneh in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, a group of construction workers rallied on Wednesday, protesting unjust insurance fees and demanding an end to their unemployment. The protesters were holding signs reading:

“We are demanding a decrease in the construction workers’ insurance fees – Social justice.”

One of the workers’ children was also seen participating in the rally and holding a sign reading, “My father is unemployed.”

 

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