News: Iran protests
Teachers, relatives of road accident victims and metro employees held anti-regime protests in various parts of Iran over a 24-hour period.
Protests by contract teachers in Shadegan
According to the state-run ILNA news agency, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, a group of contract teachers from the city of Shadegan, in Iran’s south-western Khuzestan province, rallied outside the governor's office.
A large group of retired government employees and military personnel gathered outside the labor ministry in Tehran on Tuesday to protest the lack of response to their demands.
There was a heavy police presence designed to suppress the protesters, but the retirees continued their demonstrations and held aloft banners with their slogans written on them, including: “The hands of plunderers must be cut short of the retirees' fund”, “Our homes have been plundered, we have no fear to expose [the government], we will stand till the end”, and “The one percent are making profits out of the pockets of the 99 percent”.
On Sunday, July 14, 2019, the residents of Hemat Abad, located in the suburbs of the 3rd district of Mashhad, northeast Iran, protested over the shortage of potable water and its low quality, which has led to damage in their purification systems and air conditioners. Protestors blocked the Siman Road.