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Iran Protests – Third Day of Teacher’s Nationwide Uprising in at Least 114 Cities

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Iran Protests – Third Day of Teacher’s Nationwide Uprising in at Least 114 Cities

NCRI logoProtesters chant: “The government betrays, the parliament supports,” “Imprisoned teacher must be freed,” “Teachers, rise up and defend your rights”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi called on students to support teachers’ protests and said: This is an uprising for justice, freedom, and for national sovereignty against a regime that has plundered and destroyed the wealth and assets of the Iranian people.

For the third day running, this morning, teachers and educators in at least 114 cities (29 provinces) rallied against their dire living conditions and low salaries. The teachers from Tehran and Alborz provinces gathered in front of the regime’s parliament in Tehran () and in other cities outside the local education departments.

The State Security Force (SSD), the plainclothes, and Intelligence Ministry’s agents tried to prevent teachers’ gatherings and attacked the rallies in some cities. In Tehran, repressive forces attacked the teachers’ gathering to disperse them but were forced to retreat by protesters who shouted, “Shame on you.” In Mashhad, the repressive forces were taking the teachers as they arrived at the rally inside the education department’s building to prevent them from gathering outside. Despite all these measures, teachers’ gatherings and rallies were held in the largest and most crowded form, and in some cities, such as Shiraz, thousands of teachers showed up at the rally.

In addition to Tehran, teachers’ protests were held in the following cities: Tabriz, Malekan, Jolfa, Urmia, Bukan, Miandoab, Shahin Dej, Ardabil, Isfahan, Najafabad, Tiran and Kron, Baghbahadoran, Golpayegan, Shahin Shahr, Falavarjan , Daran, Fereidan, Ilam, Bushehr, Ganaveh, Jam, Kangan, Borazjan, Shahrekord, Lordegan, Mashhad, Torbat Heydariyeh, Neyshabur, Bojnurd, Birjand, Ahvaz, Andimeshk, Izeh, Ramhormoz, Karkheh, Abadan, Behbahan, Mahshahr, Dezful, Shooshtar, Bandar Khomeini, Aghajari, Baghmalek, Shush, Zanjan, Sojas Rud, Sain Qaleh, Semnan, Shiraz, Firuzabad, Fasa, Nourabad, Eqlid, Galehdar, Marvdasht, Lamerd, Mehr, Khonj, Larestan, Zarrin Dasht, Ghirokarzin, Estahban, Darab, Qazvin, Takestan, Qom, Sanandaj, Marivan, Saqez, Bijar, Kamyaran, Dehgolan, Baneh, Qorveh, Kerman, Sirjan, Shahrbabak, Kermanshah, Eslamabad-e-Gharb, Javanrud, Yasuj, Likak, Gachsaran, Dehdasht, Charam, Dishmok, Gorgan, Rasht, Khorramabad, Delfan, Azna, Dorud, Poldakhtar, Borujerd, Aligudarz, Kuhdasht, Nourabad, Sari, Babol, Fereydunkenar, Amol, Arak, Bandar Abbas, Malayer, Hamedan, Yazd, Khatam, Marvast, Bahabad, Meybod, Mehriz, Bafgh, and Abarkooh.

The protesting teachers in different cities chanted: “Teachers, rise up and defend your rights,” “Imprisoned teachers must be freed,” “Teachers, rise up to eliminate discrimination,” “Those who claim to defend justice, shame, shame on them,” “The nation has never seen so much injustice,” “Freedom-loving teachers demand your rights,” “Teachers will die, but will not accept humiliation,” “We will not stop until we obtain our rights,” “Teachers demand your rights,” “The government betrays, the parliament supports.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance Iran (NCRI), lauded the freedom-loving teachers who, while chanting, “Shame on you,” defied the repressive forces.” Mrs. Rajavi added: I urge all students and youths to support the protesting teachers who represent the nation’s resolve against the mullahs’ criminal regime. This is an uprising for justice, freedom, and for national sovereignty against a regime that has plundered and destroyed the wealth and assets of the Iranian people.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
December 13, 2021