Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Oct. 10, 2018 - On Wednesday morning, shops in Tehran’s Shahrak-e San’ati were closed in protest to increasing prices, inflation, poverty and other economic grievances. This is the third day of a strike that began on Monday and spread to more than 50 cities and 21 provinces across Iran.
The movement has also reached the south-eastern reaches of the country, in the city of Mirjaveh, where merchants kept their shops closed in solidarity with the ongoing strike. In Najaf Abad, Isfahan province, shops were closed in the Sheikh Baha’i shopping center. The bazaar of Takestan, Qazvin province, also joined the strikes and shut down on Wednesday.
Since protests erupted across Iran in December, merchants and shopkeepers in different cities of Iran have gone on strike on several occasions to protest against the Iranian regime’s corruption and officials’ failure to respond to the demands of the Iranian people.
The merchants’ strike is taking place in tandem with a strike by Iran’s truck drivers, which entered its 18h day on Wednesday and has spread to more than 300 cities and all 31 provinces of Iran.
This is an ongoing coverage. We will update this report as we receive more information from inside Iran.