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Iran: Protests, strikes reported in numerous large cities

Strike and protest gatherings in a verity of cities in Iran
Strike and protest gatherings in a verity of cities in Iran

Reported by PMOI/MEK


Iran, March 13, 2019 - Reports from across indicate people from all walks of life across Iran staged a variety of protests and strikes on Wednesday, making their demands heard loud and clear and continuing to protest the regime’s destructive policies.

Municipality employees in the town of Towheed in Ilam Province, western Iran, held a rally protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past six months. They were seen holding a large sign reading, “We the Towheed municipality employees have not received our paychecks for the past six months. Please see to our requests. We can no longer raise our heads before our families.”

Around 200 workers of the Abadan Oil Refinery’s Repair Department, working under the framework of the Nasim-e Pak contracting company in the site’s central workshop, continued their strike for the second consecutive day. They are seeking answers to their demands and have vowed to continue their protests.

In Babol, northern Iran, nurses of the Medical University rallied outside the university dean’s office, protesting not receiving answers to their demands.

Nurses of the so-called Beheshti Hospital in Kashan, central Iran, protested discriminating policies, not receiving their due paychecks for overtime work and pensions for the past 11 months. They went on to launch a strike. From March 2018 to this day not a single rial (Iran’s currency, equal to a little less a cent) has been provided for the hospital’s treatment branch, including the nurses, laboratory employees, radiologist, and others.

A group of retired Haft Tapeh sugarcane mill workers rallied outside the company door in this city southwest of Iran, demanding their due paychecks.

In Mashhad, northeast of Iran, a group of Padideh credit firm clients rallied outside the city’s public prosecutor’s office, protesting and demanding their stole savings returned.

Iran is ruled by a dictatorship that spends all its wealth in terrorism and suppression. The fact is that Iran is ruled by a corrupt government that has looted Iranian people’s property to extend its rule.

 

 

Tuesday became yet another day that people from all walks of life across Iran were expressing their demands in increasing protests. Many workers in different sectors of the country’s economy are protesting long delays in receiving their paycheck. All the while, regime officials and their children are enriching themselves through embezzlement and corruption.

Clients of the Caspian credit firm, known to be closely associated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), rallied outside the offices of the Judiciary in Tehran on Tuesday, demanding their stolen savings returned.

 

 

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Caspian is one of several state-backed credit institutions that have been at the heart of a government-run Ponzi scheme that has robbed billions of dollars out of the pockets of ordinary Iranians.

In Ahvaz, southwest Iran, a group of municipality workers rallied outside the townhall's main entrance protesting their paychecks being delayed for the past six months.

 

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran  – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran  – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

In the city of Asaluyeh, southern Iran, employees of phase 12 in the South Pars gas field projects continued their strike for not receiving their paychecks for the past two months and pensions for the past two years.

 

Municipality workers rally in Ahvaz, Iran – March 12, 2019

Municipality workers rally in Ahvaz, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

South Pars gas field employees on strike in Asaluyeh, southern Iran – March 12, 2019

South Pars gas field employees on strike in Asaluyeh, southern Iran – March 12, 2019

 

In reports from Monday, students of the Khaje Nasiredeen University of Tehran held a rally on campus protesting officials’ neglect and refusal to respect their rights.

“We the students of Khaje Nasiredeen University announce today that enough is enough and neglect must come to an end. The students’ basic rights must be respected and we demand all our rights to be acknowledged,” their statement read in part.

The students have been complaining about the bad conditions of the university's facilities. Similar protests have taken place at universities in other cities, including Razi University in Kermanshah and the Science University of Mazandaran.

 

Khaje Nasiredeen University students holding a rally on campus in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

Khaje Nasiredeen University students holding a rally on campus in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Khaje Nasiredeen University students holding a rally on campus in Tehran, Iran  – March 12, 2019

Khaje Nasiredeen University students holding a rally on campus in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Khaje Nasiredeen University students holding a rally on campus in Tehran, Iran  – March 12, 2019

Khaje Nasiredeen University students holding a rally on campus in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019