Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug 19, 2018 - On Sunday night, a large number of people in Marivan, Kurdistan, gathered in front of the mayor’s office in protest to the lack of collection of garbage around the city, which has resulted in the propagation of bad smell in different parts of the city. The protesters dumped the garbage in front of the municipality and set them on fire to show their protest.
Protesters were chanting “Until when will the damn municipality be so irresponsible?” and “Resign you incompetent officials!”
In the hours that followed, the number of protesters grew and more people joined the demonstration. The current garbage crisis is one of the many social and economic problems that have pushed the people of different Iranian cities to protest against corruption and mismanagement across the Iranian regime.
Marivan, Iran, Aug 19-burnt garbage in front of the city hall
In the past months, the people of Isfahan protested over the lack of access to irrigation water, the people of Khuzestan have protested over the regime’s failure to address the province’s dust problem, and now protests in Marivan are showing another aspect of the corruption in the Iranian regime.
The demonstration in Marivan is taking place against the backdrop of nationwide protests that started in December and have continued in the months since. Despite the high alert of the Iranian regime’s security apparatus and the heavy presence of security forces in different parts of the country, the people of different Iranian cities are pouring into the streets to protest against the regime every week.
Marivan, Iran, Aug 19-Photos of protesters gathering in front of mayors office
In most cases, protests over economic grievances quickly turn into anti-government demonstrations with slogans being shouted against the highest authorities of the regime and demands for regime change.
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