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Round-up of Iran Protests: Social Unrests Continue

People gathered in front of the Tehran Stock Exchange
People gathered in front of the Tehran Stock Exchange

Reports by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) indicate there have been several protests across Iran by all walks of life.

On Sunday, retirees and pensioners of Iran’s Social Security Organization held their third nationwide protests since the beginning of the New Persian Year in March. Pensioners have been protesting harsh living conditions and are demanding their pensions to be adjusted with the rising inflation rate and skyrocketing prices.

Retirees held their protest despite the heavy presence of the regime’s security forces. Retirees chanted slogans such as “We have heard too many lies, we will no longer vote,” “Only by taking to the street may we obtain our rights,” “Our tables are empty, enough of repression,” and “We will resist, until we get our rights even if we have to sacrifice our lives.”

In this regard, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said: “The nationwide protests by the dignified retirees reflect the cries of protests by all Iranians to obtain their pillaged rights by the mullahs’ usurper and corrupt regime. This regime has been squandering the national wealth and the fruit of workers’ labor through plunder, warmongering, nuclear and missile programs, and domestic suppression. In addition to retirees, there have been protests by other walks of life.”
People who lost their life savings in the Stock Market Exchange held a protest in front of the Stock Exchange Organization on Monday.

Uprising in Southeast Iran and Retirees’ Protests Suggest Society’s Restiveness

Many Iranian lost their life savings once the Stock Market’s bubble growth burst. The regime’s officials had encouraged people to purchase shares as a part of their plan to plunder them.

Contract workers of the South Zagros Oil and Gas Exploitation Company’s transportation unit in southern Iran held a protest demanding equal insurance policy. Young teachers held a rally in front of the regime’s parliament on Monday. These teachers protested the salary difference and demanded equal rights with other teachers.

On Monday, municipality workers of Srishabad Qorveh Municipality in southwest Iran held a rally in front of the city council. They demanded their unpaid wages and benefits and protested officials’ hollow promises.

On Tuesday, Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company’s harvesting workers in southwest Iran went on strike due to a breakdown in the sugarcane transportation sector and its subsequent five-day closure.

On Tuesday, Ahvaz water and wastewater organization’s workers gathered in front of the Khuzestan governor’s office, demanding their delayed salaries and benefits of the last two months.