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Iran’s teachers strike in dozens of cities continuing for second day

Teachers of Mashhad are on strike
Teachers of Mashhad are on strike

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, Oct. 15, 2018 - [Updated at 1430 CET] - According to the latest reports, teachers in more than 60 cities across Iran are continuing their nationwide strike for the second consecutive day on Monday, reaching the cities of Mashhad, Marivan, Isfahan, Hamedan, Karaj, Homayounshahr, Shahinshar, Ahvaz, Baneh, Ravansar and many more.

Reports from the cities of Qeshm, Ahvaz, Poldokhtar, Ravansar, Rafsanjan, Zarineh and Babol indicate all teachers are on strike. Their protests have also spread to the cities of Divandareh, Shiraz, Sanandaj, Sari, Langrud, Saqqez, Khomeini Shahr, Kermanshah, and many others.

 

Marivan, western Iran

Teachers of a school in Marivan, western Iran

 

Karaj, west of Tehran, Iran

Teaching staff of a school in Karaj, west of Tehran

 

Isfahan, central Iran

Teachers of a school in Isfahan, central Iran

 

Nationwide strike for the second consecutive day

Sign reads 'we don't accept discrimination'

 

Hamedan, western Iran

Teachers of Hamedan, western Iran

 

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Teachers in dozens of cities across Iran began their nationwide strike on Sunday, protesting poor living conditions, problems with their jobs and heavy security measures imposed in their schools.

 

Teachers are on a nationwide strike

Teachers of Alborz city are on a nationwide strike

Teachers in the cities of Paveh, Islamabad-e Gharb, Yazd, Kermanshah, Shiraz, Marivan, Mashhad, Ilam, Gonabad, Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Tabriz, Amol, Garmeh, Lamerd, Sanandaj, Saqqez, Tehran (Quds Town), Sarvabad and a number of other towns and cities were seen to be on strike.

Students in various cities also announced their support for their teachers on this initiative.

 

Teachers of Hassankhan tower in Tehran are on a nationwide strike

Teachers of Hassankhan tower in Tehran are on a nationwide strike

 

 

Teachers of Divandarreh are on a nationwide strike on Oct 14

Teachers of Divandarreh are on a nationwide strike on Oct 15

 

 

Other cities included Mahabad, Khorramabad, Firouzazbad, Zarrin Shahr, Bojnourd, Javanrud, Sari, Karaj, Ivan-e Gharb, and others.

The protesting teachers are also calling for the release of their jailed colleagues.

Since anti-government demonstrations erupted throughout Iran in December, strikes have become a popular way for citizens from all walks of life and social classes to protest against the corruption and inefficiency of the Iranian regime.

 

Mofatteh school, Isfahan-teachers on strike

Mofatteh school, Isfahan-teachers on strike

 

This is the second time that Iranian teachers are going on strike. Earlier this year, teachers across the country took to the streets to protest against discrimination, imprisonment of political activists and economic woes. This round of strikes by teachers is happening in parallel to a widespread strike by truck drivers across the country, which has lasted for more than three weeks and has expanded to more than 300 cities across the country. Last week, a separate strike by merchants and shop owners reached dozens of cities.

 

 

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