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12 protest rallies reported across Iran

Metro holding company employees holding a rally in Tehran, Iran – May 21, 2019
Metro holding company employees holding a rally in Tehran, Iran – May 21, 2019

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, May 22, 2019 - Cities across Iran witnessed a number of protests in 12 cities by various sectors of society including ordinary citizens, workers, administrative employees, farmers, villagers, nurses, oil refinery employees, members of labor unions, deposit losers and education retirees.

A group of Tehran metro employees rallied outside the Tehran City Rail Company protesting their job status from permanent status to contract workers.

 

Tehran – Metro workers holding a protest rally – May 21, 2019

Tehran – Metro workers holding a protest rally – May 21, 2019

 

Employees of the Metro Holding Company held a similar protest rally regarding their employing status and demanded answer.

Locals of the earthquake-hit villages held a rally outside the regime’s mayor office in the town of Sarpol Zahab in western Iran protesting water shortages.

 

Sarpol Zahab – Villagers holding a protest rally – May 21, 2019

Sarpol Zahab – Villagers holding a protest rally – May 21, 2019

 

Protest rallies began across Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, as officials refused to extend arrangements to protect local forests and fired forest authorities. Protesters were seen rallying outside a local firm responsible for protecting the forests and continuing to the mayor’s office in the town of Nour.

 

Sarpol Zahab – Villagers holding a protest rally – May 21, 2019

Sarpol Zahab – Villagers holding a protest rally – May 21, 2019

 

 

Protesters rallying in the town of Nour, northern Iran – May 21, 2019

Protesters rallying in the town of Nour, northern Iran – May 21, 2019

 

Ninety eight of the employees and nurses working in the Khomeini Hospital of Karaj, west of Tehran, rallied outside the hospital protesting paycheck delays.

 

 

A farmer from the village of Iranabad in Ardabil Province, northwest Iran, began digging up all his garlic produce in his farm and leaving them to waste, protesting the decreasing prices and no guarantee to buy his garlic.

Prior to this another local in a nearby village also ripped out all his garlic in a similar act of protest.

 

 

In the Bild Boland oil refinery of Behbahan, southwest Iran, employees went on strike protesting low wages, pensions, poor living conditions and skyrocketing inflation.

 

 

 

Members of a labor union in Tehran rallied in the capital’s Marzdaran Boulevard, protesting delays in receiving their purchased property and the limbo status of their assets.

 

 

 

Employees of trash collecting stations in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, went on strike and held a rally protesting the local municipality’s decision to expel a number of their colleagues.

 

 

Karaj – Employees of trash collecting stations on strike – May 21, 2019

Karaj – Employees of trash collecting stations on strike – May 21, 2019

 

Clients of the Caspian credit firm – linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) – rallied on Tuesday outside the office of the mullahs’ President Hassan Rouhani demanding their stolen savings returned.

The protesters were heard chanting:

“Where is our money?”

“Enough with promises; we have nothing to eat!”

“We trusted you with our money; you betrayed us!”

 

Clients of the IRGC-linked Caspian credit firm rallying outside Hassan Rouhani’s office – Tehran, Iran – May 21, 2019

Clients of the IRGC-linked Caspian credit firm rallying outside Hassan Rouhani’s office – Tehran, Iran – May 21, 2019

 

As a reminder, the U.S. State Department recently designated the IRGC as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO).

 

Elsewhere, in front of the regime’s Ministry of Education in the country’s capital, retired teachers and educators rallied demanding their delayed pensions.

 

 

Clients of the IRGC-linked Caspian credit firm rallying outside Hassan Rouhani’s office – Tehran, Iran – May 21, 2019

Clients of the IRGC-linked Caspian credit firm rallying outside Hassan Rouhani’s office – Tehran, Iran – May 21, 2019

 

At 10 am Tuesday morning these protesting retirees held a large rally, seeking answers from officials in regards to their demands. They held a large sign reading, “The result of 30 years of hard work should be provided for all at once. We will no longer tolerate any more delays.”

The protesters were chanting:

“We are in solidarity, tired of just promises”

“Pensions of teachers and educators must be provided for”

“We will not rest until our pensions are paid”

“Our wages are in rials, our expenses are in dollars,” referring to skyrocketing prices of daily life in Iran as the economy is being destroyed by the mullahs’ regime.

“One less case of embezzlement will resolve our pension demands,” referring to numerous cases of theft and embezzlement mushrooming with each passing day in the regime ruling Iran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A number employees of the Azar Ab Water Company in Arak, central Iran, protested paycheck and pension delays. These workers have not received their wages for at least three months.

 

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