NCRI - Gold merchants have gone on strike in anger at tax increases in the cities of Isfahan, Najaf Abad, Tabriz and Urumiyeh, in the latest of a series of protests in cities across Iran.
The new wave of demonstrations has been triggered by rising unemployment, poverty, high prices and the economic policies of the regime.
People chant anti-regime slogans such as “Death to dictator”, “Release political prisoner” in Tehran and Yazd
NCRI - The growing unemployment, poverty and price hikes have exacerbated the domain of protest movements in various parts of the country. One may point to some of these protests staged in recent days:
NCRI - Coincident with International Workers' Day, many Iranian cities witnessed labor demonstrations and protests.
Ahwaz Pipe Factory workers in Ahwaz began to march from 8:30 am to gather in front of the Governorate office. The workers whose numbers have been increasing every minute, carried placards reading "Deprived workers in Khuzestan Pipe factory have not been paid for 6 years" and "Deprived workers in the Ahwaz City Hall have not been paid for 5 years." State Security Forces agents surrounded the march in order to prevent the spread of protests.
NCRI - Fearful of labor demonstrations and protests on the International Workers’ Day, the clerical regime arrested a large number of workers. Additionally, prior to this day, the mullahs’ intelligence had summoned a number of workers and warned them of staging any protests or participating in demonstrations.
Statement by the Labor Committee of National Council of Resistance:
NCRI - The clerical dictatorship in Iran fears workers’ discontent and ire to the extent that Hassan Rouhani’s Ministry of Interior has refused to approve a permit for a march on International Workers’ Day requested by the state organization “Khaneh Kargar” (Workers’ House). Instead officials have asked laborers to participate in a ceremony in an auditorium where Hassan Rouhani is to speak.
NCRI- Iranians in Sweden held a protest condemning the recent savage raid on political prisoners in Ward 350 of Tehran's Evin prison.
Protester supported the call by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance for an independent international probe by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on Iran, into the barbaric raid at Evin Prison.
NCRi - A group of relatives of political prisoners gathered outside the office of Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime's President, to protest April 17 brutal attack on the Ward 350 of Evin prison.
A group of residents of Tehran joined their protest to express of their solidarity with members of families of attacked political prisoners.