IRAN: Azarab Workers Continue Protest, Block National Railway Suppressive Forces Fire Teargas
On Sunday, October 20, 2019, workers at Azarab factory in the city of Arak (central Iran) continued their demonstrations for the 12th day running despite repeated threats and suppressive measures by the regime.
Protesting about the lack of response to their just demands, the enraged workers blocked Tehran-Ahvaz railway.
The suppressive forces attacked the protesting workers, fired teargas to disperse them and arrested a number of the workers.
Since the start of the new round of protests by Azarab workers, a number of them have been summoned and threatened by the intelligence and security agencies.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), hailed the courageous and resilient workers of Azarab and urged the people of Arak, especially the defiant youths, to rise in support of the protesting workers. She urged the International Labor Organization, labor syndicates and unions as well as all advocates of workers’ rights to condemn the anti-labor policies of the mullahs’ regime and support the rights of Iranian workers.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 20, 2019