Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, June 10, 2020—Incoming reports from cities throughout Iran indicate people from all walks of life are holding protest rallies and raising specific issues along with demands from the ruling mullahs’ regime.
Farmers in Isfahan, a major city in central Iran, held a rally on Tuesday, June 9, outside the provincial governor’s office, protesting the local officials’ policies of rerouting river waters for the regime’s projects. This has left local farmers’ lands without adequate water. Farmers in the city of Qahderijan, also in Isfahan province, held a similar protest rally raising the same demands. Footage received from inside Iran show farmers at the protest rally with their tractors.
A group of municipal workers in the Abadan refinery held a gathering on Monday protesting long delays and not receiving their paychecks and due pensions. The workers taking part in this rally said, “As our previous contract came to an end and the new contract provides even more profits for the managers, the supervising committee is literally resorting to threats and expelling us workers in order to blueprint a contract in which workers are forced to sign ‘white documents.’ This is against the law and we workers have refused to sign such a document. Due to the workers’ resistance in the face of signing the new contract, the supervising committee is preventing them from entering the refinery. This has left the workers no choice but to hold a protest rally outside the refinery’s central office.”
Abadan refinery municipal workers holding a protest gathering – June 8, 2020
People who have invested in the regime’s Caspian Credit Firm, associated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), along with other such individuals who have invested in other regime credit firms, rallied on Monday in Tehran outside the judiciary office responsible for seeing into financial and banking crimes. It is worth noting that this gathering was scheduled one month in advance.
Investors are demanding their savings returned from the regime’s credit firms, including Caspian, Arman-e Vahdat, Alboraz Iranian, Alfaz Tuous, Thamen al-Hojaj and Talaye Shadi.
On Saturday, June 6, a group of nurses working in private facilities in the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran, rallied outside the East Azerbaijan Province governor’s office protesting low wages and their working contracts maintained as part-time nurses.
“I am one of the nurses working in a private company. I am currently providing my service as an assistant nurse and I have four years of working experience. Our wages are not based on the Labor Law and we are receiving lower paychecks. In April we received a paycheck of 17 million rials per month (equal to around $100). Most of us have bachelor’s or master’s degrees and we are now working as staff members and assistants because there are no jobs anywhere. We have been wronged far too long. Those who have full-time and official contracts are receiving wages twice or three times our paychecks. We are working more than them but receiving one third of their salaries,” one of the protesting nurses said.