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News: Iran protests

Iran Protests Watch - June 11, 2018

Iran Protests Watch - June 11, 2018

AHVAZ, Southwest Iran. Protest gathering of the National Steel Industrial Group workers

On Monday morning, June 11, 2018, more than 400 workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz once again called for the consideration of the status of the company and the payment of their delayed salaries in a gathering in front of the Governorate in Ahvaz.

After the gathering at the Ahvaz Governor building, the employees of the steel company then headed to Kianpars and marched to Mahin Street while being surrounded by police forces and police cars along the way.

In this march, protesting workers and employeed shut down the street, causing heavy traffic in the area for hours. Then the workers moved to the offices of several members of the parliament from this city and chanted:

– “Compatriots be aware, Ahvaz has no owner”

– “We do not want an inadequate governor.”

THERAN, Protest Rally of Tehran Bus Company Drivers

On Monday, June 11, 2018, a group of drivers from the Tehran Bus Company, a member of the Spidar 2 and 3 housing project team in Tehran’s Sepidar Housing Cooperative, protested to the five years delay in the delivery of their homes.

The police, who were trying to silence the protesters with promises, were only faced with more objections and complaints from the drivers.

The Sepidar 2 and 3 projects, with 270 members, were launched from the 2010 and 4 blocks of the project should have been completed within 36 months and delivered to its owners. But after five years from the time it was announced, the project has not been completed yet, and no unit was delivered to Tehran Bus Company employees who were registered to receive their houses, and the project was left half completed.

SHADEGAN, Southwest Iran. People Rally in in Protest to Unemployment

Following several days of protests, the people of Shadegan city rallied on Monday morning, June 11, 2018, in protest against their unemployment in front of the entrance door of the Farabi Cultivation and Industry Corporation in Khuzestan Province, Iran.

The protest against unemployment situation of the people in Shadegan has taken place while, according to the plans approved by the provincial and district technical committees last year, the Shadegan’s employment per capita from the Rural and Inclusive facilities was reported to be 721 million rials.

During the protest rally in the city of Shadegan on Monday, repressive forces were deployed and present at the location and arrested a number of protesters who were in need of work.

DEZ DAM, Southwest Iran. Farmers Protest for Water Rights

On Monday, June 11, 2018, a group of farmers on the banks of the Dez Dam rallied in protest of the lack of their water rights from the Iranian government and the collection of motor pumps that belonged to these farmers.

Farmers on the banks of the Dez River had previously protested to the ban on cultivation by government agents and the shutdown of water pumps in the villages by the water and power company.

Following this incident, a number of farmers gathered with shovels and other agricultural tools to protest the prohibition of cultivation on their lands.

Dez Dam located in Khuzestan province of Iran and one of the reasons for the water crisis in this region is the progressive increase of deep and illegal wells which results to the the excess consumption of groundwater aquifers in the agricultural sector making it hard for farmers to cultivate on their lands.

Vehicle Buyers Of Kerman Motor Protest To Company’s Scam and Demand Their Vehicles in Tehran, Iran

Customers from the Kerman Motor, which attempted to sell cars last February, gathered on Monday morning June 11, 2018, in front of the company’s building in Tehran to protest against the company’s scam in not delivering they bought vehicles to the customers.

Kerman Motor, one of the oldest and largest automobile assembly companies in the country, is a corporation that can be named as Iran’s largest car assembly after Iran Khodro and SAIPA.

Protest Of People In Borazjan To Lack Of Water During Super-Heated Temperatures Of Bushehr Province In Iran

In the early morning of Monday, June 11, 2018, a number of people in Borazjan gathered in protest against the lack of water in front of the Water and Wastewater Company in Bushehr province, Iran.

The heat of the air and the lack of water in Borazjan has become irritating to the people of the city and the water department of the city has done nothing to solve the problems of people.

Furthermore, the heat, the Ramadan fasting, and the lack of water continues in the Bushehr province, especially in Dashtestan and Borazjan, and people are still protesting.

The people of Borazjan gathered in front of the water and wastewater department of Borazjan on late Sunday night to early Monday morning and blocked the streets with their motorcycles and protested to the several days of lack of water.

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