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Discontent workers protest in Iran

NCRI – A number of workers at a weaving factory in Qazvin, west of Tehran who had taken part in May Day demonstrations said 20 of their fellow workers have been arrested. They also said they had not received their wages for 8 months and they have been on strike for the past sixth day.

More than 2,500 protesting workers said during the May Day demonstration in Kashan, central Iran, that they did not receive any money for the past 14 months. They were chanting "on the workers’ Day, give us our overdue wages".

In the large demonstration outside the former US Embassy in Tehran, thousands of workers from Isfahan, Kashan, Qazvin, Qom, and other places joined tens of thousands of protesters pounding the ground with their feet chanting, "We are hungry, with so much suffering, the hell with this miserable life."

Government authorities were trying to divert and change the slogans, but the protesters disregarded their demand and continued chanting anti-government slogans.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran in a statement, congratulated workers in Iran and across the world on May Day. It also condemned anti-human and anti-labor policies of the mullahs’ regime and urged all international labor organizations and labor rights advocates to intervene and prevent the continuation and escalation of suppression of workers in Iran.

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