NCRI – The following are a selection of news about recent anti-regime protests in Iran:
Saturday, May 14, 2016:
Students Protest in Sama University, Kermanshah
A group of students of Sama University of Kermanshah, western Iran, protested against the university notification on full settlement of tuition fees as a precondition to get a test card. The protesters said that they cannot afford to pay the full tuition fee. Based on other reports, a group of employees of the general department of physical education in Kermanshah gathered in Simetri Street and protested against the unpaid salaries and the 5-months overtime job payments.
Contractors of Green Spaces Organization Protest in Sanandaj
A group of contractors of green spaces organization rallied in front of the Sanandaj (western Iran) municipality building and protested against the 3-month suspended payments of their wages. These workers are in charge of painting passages and street curbs.
Personnel of the Emergency Center Protest in Ilam
The personnel of Dr. Fattahi Emergency Center in Ilam rallied and protested against their 3-month suspended and irregular salary payments, demanding remunerations.
Rally and Strike of Furniture Sellers in Yaft-Abad, Tehran
The furniture sellers of Yaft-Abad, in particular the sellers of Omid Mall, shut down their business, rallied in the streets and protested against the severe recession, declining revenues and tax extortions in the Guild. The policies of the mullahs’ regime have driven these sellers to the verge of bankruptcy.
Protest in Tehran Fruit and Vegetable Market
A group of the regime’s plainclothes policemen with property inspectors and discretionary punishment agents raided the central fruit and vegetable market of Tehran and sealed two affiliated warehouses.
A group of market sellers who had witnessed this violent incident, clashed with regime forces and the regime’s police forces left the market in fear of the protest spreading.
Students of the Free University Protest in Kashan
In the Free University of Kashan, about 150 to 200 students held a rally to protest against the low quality of food in the university canteen.
Victims on financial scam protest in front of Hassan Rouhani’s Office
Victims of a major financial scam by the Padideh Shandiz institute lodged a protest in front of the office of the regime’s President Hassan Rouhani situated in Pastour Street in Tehran. The protesters demanded their stolen money to be returned.
The Padideh Shandiz institute is one of the dozens of financial firms founded in different cities by senior Iranian regime officials in order to plunder the Iranian people’s very little savings and assets.
Padideh Shandiz, which has close links to the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, has billed itself as an international tourism development company active in restaurants, tourism and construction and lured investors by promising huge returns on their shares in projects in Shandiz, a suburb of the city of Mashhad, and in the island resort of Kish. Its advertising campaign on state television was taken as reassurance that the regime backed the company.
In January 2015, a huge “fraud” worth $34.3 billion came to light in the company which is believed to have manipulated its shares. Many people who had invested in the company went bankrupt soon after.
Padideh Shandiz is reported to have had a third share in Iranian airports advertisements, as well as paying 5.1% of the state-broadcaster IRIB’s income from advertisements.
Friday, May 13, 2016:
People Protest against Rerouting of Karoon River and Building Behesht-Abad Dam in Ahwaz
During a football match in Ghadir sport stadium, a group of people protested against the decision of the mullahs’ regime to reroute the Karoon River and the building of the Behesht-Abad Dam. At the same time, another group of people formed a human chain by the Karoon riverside in Ahwaz, south-west Iran.
In protest against the rerouting of Karoon River, citizens of Ahwaz rallied near the library building located in the west side of the central Karoon riverbank, forming a human chain. Demonstrators held signs and placards representing their protest against the river-rerouting.