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Iran: Protest reports from Isfahan, Tehran and other cities

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, March 10, 2019 - Following a week of a variety of protests reported from dozens of cities across the country, especially a three-day nationwide teachers strike, Sunday witnessed more such rallies in a number of major Iranian cities.

 

 

 

A large number of retired steel mill workers rallied in Isfahan, central Iran, protesting not receiving their insurance pensions and New Year bonuses from March 2018. Gathering outside the Isfahan Province governor’s office, a large number of state police and plainclothes agents were also dispatched to the scene to create a climate of fear and intimidate the protesters.

 

 

Steel mill retirees rallying in Isfahan, central Iran – March 10, 2019

Steel mill retirees rallying in Isfahan, central Iran – March 10, 2019

 

In Ahvaz, southwest Iran, part-time drivers of the National Drilling Company rallied outside the company office, protesting a six-month delay in their paychecks.

In the city of Shush, also in southwest Iran, employees of the renowned “Choghazanbeel” heritage site protested not receiving their paychecks for the past four months and overtime pay for the past seven months.

In Tehran, the country’s capital, protesters were seen rallying outside the Ministry of Finance and Assets, demanding officials to force the company into keeping its word and delivering the cars that these individuals had pre-purchased.

Here’s a look at other protests reported recently from across Iran:

In Karaj, west of Tehran, the country’s capital, personnel of the Khomeini Hospital held a gathering protesting delayed paychecks. They were heard chanting, “Governor Shahbazi, get off your chair and start thinking about us.”

Employees of the Azerbaijan Rail Company in the city of Marand, northwest Iran, went on strike, protesting the delay of their paychecks during the last few months.

 

 

Azerbaijan Rail Company employees on strike – Marand, northwest Iran – March 6, 2019

Azerbaijan Rail Company employees on strike – Marand, northwest Iran – March 6, 2019

 

In Ajabsheer, also in northwest Iran, employees of the Azerbaijan Rail Company were on strike, protesting delayed paychecks and demanding answers from company officials.

 

 

Azerbaijan Rail Company employees on strike – Marand, northwest Iran – March 6, 2019

Azerbaijan Rail Company employees on strike – Marand, northwest Iran – March 6, 2019

 

In Bandar Abbas, a major port city in southern Iran, employees of the local rail company also went on strike, protesting paychecks being delayed for the past few months. These protesting rail workers have pledged to continue their strike until their paychecks are fully provided.

 

Rail workers on strike in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran – March 6, 2019

Rail workers on strike in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran – March 6, 2019

 

A group of farmers from the city of Shadegan, southwest Iran, held a gathering protesting the intervention of a number of state institutions, including the village trade entity, in the election of the city’s Farmers Guild Association. This rally was held in Ahvaz, outside the Khuzestan Province governor’s office.

 

 

Shadegan farmers rallying outside the Khuzestan Province governor’s office – Ahvaz, southwest Iran – March 6, 2019

Shadegan farmers rallying outside the Khuzestan Province governor’s office – Ahvaz, southwest Iran – March 6, 2019

 

Firefighters in Abadan, southwest Iran, rallied outside the local municipality office, protesting paycheck delays.

 

 

Firefighters demanding their delayed paychecks – Abadan, southwest Iran – March 6, 2019

Firefighters demanding their delayed paychecks – Abadan, southwest Iran – March 6, 2019

 

In Tehran, students of the Pardis Agriculture School of Tehran University held a gathering protesting the sudden cancelation of their Q&A session.

 

Pardis Agriculture School students holding a protest gathering – Tehran University – March 6, 2019

Pardis Agriculture School students holding a protest gathering – Tehran University – March 6, 2019

 

Employees of the Saham-e Edalat credit firm, a state-run entity, rallied for the fourth day outside the regime’s Ministry of Economy and Assets, protesting delayed paychecks.

 

Saham-e Edalat credit firm employees holding a protest rally – Tehran, Iran – March 6, 2019

Saham-e Edalat credit firm employees holding a protest rally – Tehran, Iran – March 6, 2019

 

 

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