Iran: Workers’ Protest Rally Attacked by Repressive Forces, Tens Arrested
On Thursday, iran regime's security forces brutally attack shareholders of Padideh Tourism project.
They are holding protest in front of Razavi Khorasan governor office in Mashhad, demanding their basic rights.
Iran, April 12, 2019 - Reports indicate that angry flood stricken locals in the southwestern city of Ahvaz took to the streets today in protest to the Iranian regime’s incompetence in dealing with the floods.
According to videos published on social media locals in the Eyn-e Do region in western Ahvaz, in the oil rich province of Khuzestan, marched on the streets chanting, “they wanted to dishonor us but we will not be dishonored” in Arabic.
They were protesting the regime’s policy of opening dams directing water to their farmlands, villages and cities. Locals also say they don’t have facilities to make flood barriers.
The protesters said that if the government refused to direct water to Hawizeh Marshes they would take matters in their own hands.
Similar protests were also reported in the Shelang Abad region in Ahvaz.
Reports indicate that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has blocked water from the Hawizeh Marshes to protect its oil interests in the region and instead directs water to cities and villages.
Also today, angry flood stricken Ahvaz residents verbally attacked a visiting senior IRGC officer.
Videos showed locals surrounding Mohammad Reza Naqdi, a former commander of the infamous Bassij forces, yelling at him and chanting, “Khuzestan has been swept away by water while officials sleep”.
The locals also chanted, “get lost” in Persian and “Ahvaz will be free” in Arabic while pushing Naqdi’s bodyguards and police.
Although state-run news agencies like Tasnim boast that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Basij forces and other regime affiliated institutions are aiding flood victims in the worst hit areas of Iran, locals are furious and say that they have been abandoned by the government.
Naser Saraj, the head of the country’s Inspection Organization recently said that “mistakes and man-made elements” had increased flood damages.
Severe rain and floods have ravaged more than 27 provinces since May 17.
Opponents of Iran's regime in Germany on Sunday protested the presence of the regime's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Munich Security Conference.
Supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, or Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), rallying opposite the global security summit, held banners stating the Iranian regime is the number one state sponsor of terrorism and cause of regional instability.
The MEK supporters chanted, "Zarif is a terrorist", "Kick Javad Zarif out" and "No to appeasement; Yes to Resistance."
In 2018, at least six Iranian diplomats including a sitting Ambassador were arrested or expelled from Europe for several terror plots targeting primarily the MEK. In June, an Iranian diplomat was arrested in Germany for personally handing over a highly explosive device to two Iranian terrorists who targeted the MEK at the opposition's annual Free Iran gathering in Paris that was attended by opposition leader Maryam Rajavi and top international lawmakers.