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Iran: Reports of protest by people from all walks of life

General strike of Bazaar, shops, merchant and truck drivers
General strike of Bazaar, shops, merchant and truck drivers

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, November 12, 2018 - Reports of a variety of protests are coming from cities and towns across Iran.

Truck drivers across Iran are continuing their nationwide strike for the 12th consecutive day on Monday. This movement has now expanded to 75 cities in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces.

 

Qas-e Shirin truck drivers continue their strike

Qas-e Shirin truck drivers continue their strike

 

In Saravan, southeast Iran, drivers were rallying near a gas station, protesting the authorities’ refusal to provide diesel fuel for their trucks.

In Ahvaz, southeast Iran, employees of the National Steel Group continued their strike for the third consecutive day.

 

 

 

Holding their rally outside the provincial governor’s office in this city, the protesting workers were chanting slogans to have authorities respond to their demands, protesting their current working conditions and not receiving their paychecks for the past several months.

 

Strike and protest by Haft Tappeh Sugarcane factory workers

Strike and protest by Haft Tappeh Sugarcane factory workers

 

The Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a statement saying:

“Workers of the Ahvaz National Steel Group also protested on Saturday, gathering in front of the governor's office in the city. They chanted: No nation has seen this much injustice; Hossein Hossein, is their slogan, theft is their pride; what did behind the scene hands have done with the factory?”

“Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, hailed the determination of the truck drivers, the deprived farmers of Isfahan, the oppressed hard-working workers of Haft Tapeh sugarcane factory and Ahvaz steel, and other strikers across the country, and called on fellow citizens, especially the youth, to support them and said: ‘Poverty, inflation, unemployment and corruption were brought to our country by the religious fascism, and will continue as long as this medieval regime is in power.’”

Also in Ahvaz, the hard working employees of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill continued their strike for the eighth consecutive day on Monday, demanding an end to privatization policies that are ruining their jobs and lives; their delayed paychecks to be provided and officials to promise to never delay their paychecks again.

On Saturday, these protesting workers had expanded their movement into the city and locals were hearing their protests and demands. Another group of these workers were continuing their strike at the sugar mill site.

 

Haft Tappeh employees on strike at the sugar mill

Haft Tappeh employees on strike at the sugar mill

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