Report by PMOI/MEK
Iran, May 26, 2018 - Activists across Iran are reporting a whopping number of 233 protests across the country from May 17th to the 23rd. This leads to an average of 33 protest rallies each day.
The larger portion of the week’s protests reports came from the nationwide truck drivers’ strike that has now engulfed nearly 200 cities in 29 of Iran’s 31 provinces.
Workers’ rallies – 16 cases
An average of two rallies a day were reported by workers across the country.
- Municipality workers protesting in Shadegan
- Hepco Company employees holding a protest rally
- Zagros district railway employees protesting in Andimeshk
- Zagros railway technical workers on strike
- Akia auto factory workers protesting in Tabriz
- Saman Tile Co. workers protesting in Borujerd
Credit firm clients – 4 cases
- Clients of Bank Ayandeh protesting in Tehran
- Clients of Caspian credit firm rallying in Rasht
- Clients of Caspian credit firm rallying in Mashhad
College students – 1 case
- Students of Open University protested in Tehran
Prisoners – 1 case
Other branches of society – 25 cases
Average of four such protests a day.
- Kazerun locals protesting during a burial ceremony
- Truck drivers protesting in Zarrinshahr
- Ordinary people and storeowners protesting in Shahroud
- Arab farmers in protesting in Ahvaz
These cases are those registered by Iranian Resistance reporters and other civilian journalists and reported through social media.
Such measures indicate growing anger among people from all walks of life in Iran, especially those with a lesser income (which the ruling regime considers its main social base), against crackdown and plundering policies of the mullahs’ regime.
These protests and strikes continue the massive Dec/Jan uprising, during which people from throughout the society poured into the streets, calling for the ruling mullahs’ overthrow.