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Statements: Iran protests

Iran: Suppressive Forces Attack Protesting Bazaar Merchants

Iran: Suppressive Forces Attack Protesting Bazaar Merchants

Iran Uprising - No. 176

People chanted "Death to the dictator", and set fire to the police kiosk

Today, Monday, June 25th, Bazaar merchants and shopkeepers in various parts of Tehran went on strike in protest of the collapse of the currency and unprecedented recession. They rallied toward the Baharestan square and gathered in front of the Regime’s Majlis (parliament). They chanted slogans: Death to the dictator; Let go of Syria, think about us; our enemy is right here, but they falsely claim (our enemy) is the U.S.; Death to high prices; we shall die, but we do not accept humiliation; Zealous marketers, support, support.

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IRAN: Tehran Bazaar Traders Protest for 2nd Day Against Rising Foreign Currencies Exchange Rate

Tehran Baazar Traders Protest for 2nd Day Against Rising Foreign Currencies Exchange Rate

Iran uprising -No. 175

Maryam Rajavi called all shopkeepers, tradesmen and merchants to support protesters

This morning, Monday, June 25, a large part of the Tehran Bazaar went on strike. Marketers and shopkeepers, including those in the markets of goldsmiths, fabric stores bazaar, Saray-e Pachenar, Saray-e Moshir, shoemakers in Big Charsough, the large bazaar at Small Charsough, the Kuwaitis’ Bazaar, Sabze Meydan, Saray-e Melli, the carpet market in Saray-e Bou Ali and 15th Khordad and the Shah Mosque, Bain al-Haramain Bazaar, the sewing machine marketers in Khayyam Ave., coppersmiths’ Bazaar at Nasser Khosrow, and the marketers at the Parsian passage have joined this massive strike. They are protesting against the currency crisis and the rise in the price of the dollar as high a 9,000 tomans, and the plundering policies of the Iranian regime and its corrupt leaders.

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IRAN: Shoemakers Strike, Workers, Academics, Students and Lawyers Protest

Shoemakers Strike, Workers, Academics, Students and Lawyers Protest

Iran Uprising - No. 174

On Monday, June 18, hundreds of shoe manufacturers and their workers in Tehran closed their shops in protest of the regime's devastating policies and rallied on Bagh-e Sepahsalar Ave. They objected to the cost of the needed materials and the employment of non-Iranian workers in this industry, which has caused unemployment and a dire livelihood for thousands of them.

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Iran: The Third Week of Strikes and Protests, 60 Workers Detained

Iran Uprising - No. 173

A call to support the strikers and the unconditional release of detained workers

On Tuesday, June 12, the workers of the Ahvaz Steel National Group continued to strike despite the intensive presence of repressive forces for the third week with the slogan "Detained workers must be freed". They protested against the arrest of workers, as well as the failure to pay months of salaries and bonuses and end-of-year rewards (not paid since 2011).

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Iran: The Nationwide Strike of Truckers Enters 11th Day Despite Regime’s Repressive Measures

Iran: The Nationwide Strike of Truckers Enters 11th Day

Iran Uprising - No. 172

On Friday June 1, the strike of heavy truck drivers and truckers entered its 11th day and strikers in various cities including Mashhad, Isfahan, Zarrinshahr, Najaf Abad, Shiraz, Fasa, Darab, Khorramshahr, Andimeshk, Behbahan, Bandar Mahshahr, Zanjan, Qazvin, Saveh, Kermanshah, Kangavar, Kerman, Jalalabad, Jiroft, Baft, Anar, Rafsanjan, Bam, Bardsir, Siris, Zarand, Golgohar, Khorramabad, Aligoudarz, Shahrekord, Sari, Hamedan and others continued their strike.

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Iran: Nationwide Truck Drivers Strike Continues on 9th Day Despite Repressive Measures

Nationwide Truck Drivers Strike Continues on 9th Day

Iran Uprising - No. 171

Call to international bodies to free detained strikers

On Wednesday, May 30, the nationwide strike by heavy vehicles and truck drivers continued for the ninth consecutive day. In some cities, such as Sanandaj (Kurdistan province), taxi drivers also went on strike in solidarity with the heavy vehicles drivers. Strike continued while in the past two days the clerical regime agents tried to break the strike by resorting to repressive measures.

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