The Iranian Resistance hails the brave workers of the Azarab and Hepko factories in the city of Arak – central Iran, who have been protesting bravely for their rights in recent days, and calls on the general public and the youth to help them in solidarity. The Iranian Resistance also calls on the international organizations defending the rights of workers to support the striking and protesting workers in Iran and to take effective action to release the detained workers and to address their demands.
On Saturday, September 16, nearly two thousand retired civil servants including teachers from the provinces of Tehran, Alborz, Isfahan, Central, South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, Gilan, Mazandaran, Kermanshah, in protest to their difficult livelihood protested in front of Vahdat Hall in Tehran. They chanted: "Tyranny and oppression is enough, our table is empty", "We do not stand still until we get our rights", "One less embezzlement, our problem is solved". On the banners that were carried by the protesters, it was written: "Rouhani, Rouhani, implement your promises." Police forces surrounded the rally to prevent the spread of the rally.
Following the uprising of the people of Baneh and the protests in other cities in the provinces of Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan in protest to the killing of porters, the clerical regime has intensified repression and arrests, and the interrogation and street arrests in these areas. A number of Revolutionary Guards commanders have left Sanandaj and have gone to the border towns. Revolutionary Guards and police have been sent to Baneh from Sanandaj and Hamedan. A number of armoured vehicles equipped with water cannons have also been sent to the city of Bokan to throw tear gas. The regime has severed or significantly limited communications from Baneh, Marivan, Sardasht, and Piranshahr cities in order to prevent spreading of the news and information, and has arrested a number of social network activists, especially in Baneh.
Simultaneous with the demonstration of the furious people of Baneh (Kurdistan province), there were protests in Tehran and other cities of the country by various walks of the society.
In Tehran, hundreds of labor activists, drivers of the bus company and other groups of workers, educators and students gathered in front of the regime's parliament calling for the release of Reza Shahabi and other political prisoners. Reza Shahabi, a member of the board of directors of the Bus Company Syndicate, went on hunger strike on August 18 to protest the new frame-up by the judiciary against him and his re-arrest. He is now suffering a dire condition after his hunger strike for a month.
Mrs. Rajavi's call to the people of Kurdistan and throughout Iran to support the people of Baneh
On the morning of Tuesday, September 5th, the merchants of Baneh (western Iran) went on strike protesting the murder of two porters by the Revolutionary Guards. They shut down their shops and the whole bazar. Also, this morning, thousands of the people of Baneh held a protest rally. The angry people from different parts of the city went to the governorate and threw rocks at the governor's building. They demanded an end to the killing of the porters.
Iranian Resistance hails protesters, calls on public and international organizations to support their cause
Thousands of retired Iranian workers, teachers and other government pensioners from across Iran held a protest rally on Tuesday outside the regime’s parliament demanding an increase in wages and health insurance and calling for the release of imprisoned teachers.
A regime broker: Plunderer institutions have political power and a special backing that circumvents the law
On the morning of Wednesday June 21, thousands of victims of financial institutions belonging to the Revolutionary Guards, the Basij Organization, the Police and the Judiciary in Tehran, Mashhad, Ahvaz, Babol, Abhar, Ardebil and Rasht staged rallies.
Protests staged by investors who’ve seen their money plundered by state financial institutions, including Caspian and Thaman al-Hojaj, continue in various cities across Iran.
On the morning of Tuesday a high number of investors in Isfahan continued their protests from the day before and launched a demonstration. The protesters rallied outside the Parsian Bank, in charge of their investments, and chanted: “The bankrupt Parsian is sitting on our money,” “Down with Seif,” (referring to Caspian’s chief executive), “Seif, answer to our demands,” “Seif is incompetent,” and “This is treason.” State police attacked but failed to disperse the protesters. Similar protesting investors in Tehran staged a rally outside the international exhibition.
Protests by the people plundered by Caspian fraudulent institution belonging to the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) that started on May 22 have taken a more mass scale. These protests have been spread to many cities including Tehran, Mashhad, Ahvas, Abadan, Khoramshahr, Boushehr, Zahedan, Rafsanjan, Shoush, Omidieh, Aligoudarz, Ardebil, Azna, Alashtar, Rasht, Gorgan, Babol, Sari, Amol, Hamadan, Doroud, Nahavand, Boroujerd, Khorramabad, Minoodasht, Kermanshah, Sousangerd, Mehran, Dehloran, Yassouj, Mahallat, Ilam, Delfan, Ramhormoz and Kouhdasht. The protesters demanded the return of their deposits which were all they had and the result of many years of their work and now plundered by this state run financial institution.