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Iran: Security forces use tear gas, pepper spray to disperse protesting teachers

Hundreds of teachers rallied on Thursday in Isfahan, central Iran
Hundreds of teachers rallied on Thursday in Isfahan, central Iran

 

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, Feb. 8, 2019Hundreds of teachers in Isfahan, central Iran, rallied alongside the city’s famous Zayanderud River on Thursday, protesting the mullahs’ unjust policies, including the drying up of Zayanderud’s waters, and demanding changes. People from all walks of life were seen joining the protesting teachers in this gathering.

 

 

Women played an active and significant role in this rally. Other strata of the society joined the massive protest rally to demand that the Zayanderud water to be allowed to permanently flow into the river.

Following this widespread rally, welcomed from a variety of sectors in the society, especially the teachers, authorities dispatched repressive units to disperse the crowd. The security forces were seen firing tear gas and using pepper spray in attacking the demonstrators. However, the brave protesters were heard chanting:

“No fear, we’re all together”

“Our enemy is right here, they lie and say it’s America”

“Release jailed teachers”

On the same day, a group of teachers in the Esfarvarin district of Qazvin Province, northwest Iran, rallied outside of the local governorate building, protesting the hollow pledges provided by the housing cooperative and the judiciary failing to hold them accountable judiciary after twelve years.

In other protest reports on Thursday, a group of defrauded clients of the Padideh Shandiz credit firm in Mashhad, northeast Iran, held a rally outside the office building of Ahmad Alamolhoda, the city’s Friday prayer imam, protesting their claims remaining unfulfilled and demanding a return of their assets. Friday prayer imams are considered representatives of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Padideh Shandiz is an Iranian private joint-stock holding company affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which enticed investors by promising huge returns on their shares, only to plunder their assets and refusing to redeem the deceived investors.

On Tuesday, a group of plundered clients of the Sekeh Samen online trading platform rallied outside the General Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran, protesting the plundering of their assets.

 

 Hundreds of teachers rally in Isfahan - Feb. 7, 2019

Hundreds of teachers rally in Isfahan - Feb. 7, 2019

 

 

 Hundreds of teachers rally in Isfahan - Feb. 7, 2019

Hundreds of teachers rally in Isfahan - Feb. 7, 2019

 

 Hundreds of teachers rally in Isfahan - Feb. 7, 2019

Hundreds of teachers rally in Isfahan - Feb. 7, 2019

 

 

 

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