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Protests reported in numerous cities across Iran

Locals in Ahvaz protesting water shortages
Locals in Ahvaz protesting water shortages

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, Feb. 17, 2019Cities and towns throughout Iran are reporting various demonstrations by people from all walks of life protesting poor living conditions, skyrocketing prices and other difficulties brought about by the Iranian regime.

 

In Tehran, a number of clients of the Ramesh credit company rallied on Saturday outside the city’s judiciary office, protesting their money being stolen by this state-backed firm.

 

Iran- State-backed credit and financial institutions are plundering the Iranian people’s wealth. Iran’s credit institutions have dealt severe blows to the country’s economy, as these institutions have seized 25% of the country’s liquidity (over $40 billion).

 

 

Outside the regime’s Majlis (parliament), a large number of law students rallied on Saturday to protest the testing procedures. These demonstrators were demanding an increase in the number of participants allowed in these exams.

 

In Ahvaz, southwest Iran, a number of locals in the Kuy Mahdees area held a gathering protesting extreme water shortages and demanding authorities provide answers.

 

In Qazvin, southwest Iran, teachers were protesting on Saturday, demanding their delayed paychecks and pensions, incomplete insurance plans and lack of job security. These teachers were on strike and refused to show up in their classes.

 

Qazvin – Teachers on strike

Qazvin – Teachers on strike

 

In Kerman, southcentral Iran, butchers rallied outside the regime’s town hall protesting orders from city officials on how to price the goods they sell and intervening in their businesses.

 

Kerman – Butchers holding a protest rally

Kerman – Butchers holding a protest rally

 

In Haft Tapeh of southwest Iran, sugar cane workers who retired in 2017 rallied outside the company’s management office protesting not receiving their pensions.

 

Haft Tapeh – Retired sugar cane workers protesting

Haft Tapeh – Retired sugar cane workers protesting

 

Municipality workers of Sarvabad in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, rallied on Saturday protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past seven months. This rally was held outside regime’s town hall.

 

In Tabriz, northwest Iran, over 50 employees of the Iranian Zarand Steel Company rallied on Saturday, protesting poor living conditions and demanding better working status. This gathering was held outside company’s central office in this city.

 

Tabriz – Zarand Steel Company employees

Tabriz – Zarand Steel Company employees

 

Farmers around the town of Dana in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer-Ahmad Province, southern Iran, rallied on Saturday protesting authorities’ procedures to distribute chemical fertilizer and the wrongdoings taking place in this regard.

 

Dana – Farmers protesting authorities’ practices

Dana – Farmers protesting authorities’ practices

 

In other news, youths in the Vanak district of Tehran were seen clashing with state police on Friday night after two young women were arrested by authorities under bogus charges of improper hijab. A number of brave men rose in defense of the women and were seen scuffling with state police. The young men even resorted to tearing down the door of a police van to help the young women exit the vehicle.

The state-run Asr-e Iran outlet posted this report and acknowledged the fact that authorities were forced to fire bird shots in fear of the protesters’ growing anger.

 

Also on Friday, in the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran, football (soccer) a large number of fans outside of a stadium were seen chanting, “Political prisoners must be released.”

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