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Various protests reported in cities across Iran

Storeowners protesting and marching in the city of Qeshm, southern Iran – July 26, 2020
Storeowners protesting and marching in the city of Qeshm, southern Iran – July 26, 2020

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 27, 2020—Storeowners in the city of Qeshm in southern Iran held a protest and march on Sunday, July 26, protesting local officials’ decision to close the city customs and leaving the deliveries at the port. Many of the items are being ruined due to this negligence.

 

 

“I purchased merchandise from India back in February and the goods have arrived. However, they have closed down the customs due to the novel coronavirus,” one storeowner said. “The Dubai customs opened just one week after being closed down due to Covid-19. The customs in Iran, however, remain closed. The storeowners in Qeshm are in very poor conditions. Covid-19 has ruined the market and on the other hand they are holding people’s ordered merchandise at the customs.”

 

On Saturday, July 25, employees of the Beheshti Hospital in the city of Shiraz, south-central Iran, held a rally outside the facility protesting not receiving a 50 percent raise similar to those provided for the employees of hospitals under the direct supervision of the Health Ministry and other apparatuses of the mullahs’ regime.

The protesters rallying outside Beheshti Hospital were seen chanting, “Unqualified officials, resign, resign!”

On Sunday, locals of the Dab Heradan village in Khuzestan province of southwest Iran, with a population of over 2,000, held a rally protesting the fact that their homes do not have running water and officials not living up to their promises in this regard. This gathering was held outside the Khuzestan governorate office.

“We have suffered much hardships and the village officials refuse to provide a decent answer to our questions,” one individual said. “Currently we are forced to travel many kilometers to reach an area near the city of Ahvaz and purchase our water from there.”

It is worth noting that the residents of Dab Heradan live in one of Iran’s most water-rich provinces, yet they don’t have drinking water, nor water for their daily routines, farms, livestock, or any other ordinary necessities.