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Students, workers protest in several Iranian cities

The third protesting gathering by workers of long-range communication company in Shiraz
The third protesting gathering by workers of long-range communication company in Shiraz

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, February 11, 2020—On Monday, the students of Yazd University protested to the poor conditions of the food at the university’s dormitory. The students laid their food trays on the floor. The students said many were suffering from digestive problems because of the poor quality and hygiene of the food.

In October, the students of Tehran University held similar protests following a number of food poisoning cases after eating food from the campus self-service section. At least 60 students were reportedly transferred to a hospital.

Protests by students in Yazd University

Protests by students in Yazd University

Protests by taxi drivers in Tehran

On Monday, taxi drivers in Tehran held a demonstration, protesting the procedure for paying loans and their overdue salaries. The protest rally was held in front of the Ansar bank in Tehran’s Pasdaran street. Iran’s taxi drivers have been regularly complaining about the government’s policies regarding their rights and their salaries.

Protests by taxi drivers in Tehran

Protests by taxi drivers in Tehran

Protests by pensioners of long-range communications agency

On Monday, pensioners of Shiraz’s long-range communication company rallied in protest to not receiving salaries that date back to 13 years ago when they were still working. This is the third time that the retired workers hold demonstrations in front of the governor’s office in Shiraz, along with their families.

Unpaid wages and delayed salaries have become a constant source of tensions and protests in Iran’s labor communities. Retirees in particular are hit badly by the regime’s destructive policies that does not account the growing inflation rate in their pensions.

Third protest rally of pensioners of long-range communication company in Shiraz

Third protest rally of pensioners of long-range communication company in Shiraz

 

Strikes by municipality workers in Sarish Abad

On Sunday, the workers of the municipality of Sarish Abad in the Gharveh County of Kurdistan province held a rally protesting four months of delayed wages. The workers went on strike and stopped working as they demonstrated in front of the municipality headquarters.

Protests by pharmacy workers in Tehran

On Monday, a group of pharmacy workers in Tehran protested to the removal of the technical right of pharmacies. Technical right is the price surplus added to pharmaceuticals to cover the expenses of pharmacies. The regime’s Administrative Court of Justice judged to remove the technical right earlier this year.

The protesters were chanting, “Pharmacy workers will die but won’t give in to disgrace.”

The protests against deteriorating economic conditions happen while the regime continues to squander the country’s wealth on destructive projects. In the weekend, the Iranian regime suffered another failed expensive satellite launch, paid from the pockets of the Iranian people.

Meanwhile, the Iranian regime continues to spend stellar amounts on terrorist activities in neighboring countries. Only recently, the regime’s Majlis (parliament) passed a bill to allocate 200 million euros to the terrorist Quds Force.