The protest of hundreds of workers of Iran National Steel Industries in Ahvaz, Khuzestan continued on February 28th for its eighteenth day in front of the governor’s office. They are protesting non-payment of their salary and benefits for five months as well as the uncertain future of their job and factory situation. The workers held banners reading: "We, the workers of National Group, have not been paid for the past few months " and "We, the workers of National Group, are standing until the end." During Rouhani’s visit to Khouzestan, they also gathered Ahvaz airport and protested him by chanting “Rouhani, where are your promises?”
This morning, February 28th, thousands of retirees demonstrated in front of the regime’s parliament to protest the dire situation of their livelihoods. Teachers, nurses and other retired employees, who, in addition to Tehran and Alborz provinces had come from Khuzestan, Khorasan, North Khorasan, Gilan, Mazandaran, Isfahan and Markazi provinces chanted: "Workers, teachers, alliance, alliance”, Rise up to eliminate discrimination", "We will not rest until we get our rights", "Dignity, livelihood is our inalienable right", "one embezzlement less, our problem is resolved", "When it comes to our turn, the coffers become empty". Demonstrators held banners reading: "workers, teachers, students, nurses, alliance, alliance", "poverty line four million (tomans) our salary 1 million", "Our reward is due, its delay is unjust", "We demand equalization with other professions", "the costs are based on dollar, our salaries are based on rial."
Maryam Rajavi calls courageous people of Khuzestan province to continue and intensify protests
The people of Ahvaz in southwest Iran continued their rallies for the fifth consecutive day outside the regime’s governorate, protesting atrocious air contamination, and continuous water and electricity outages in various cities across Khuzestan Province. The angry crowd was heard chanting: “No to this humiliation”, “If our problems are not solved, Ahvaz will witness an uprising”, “Karoon River is dried up, Ahvaz is in unrest,” “We will be here until our problems are solved”, “Khuzestan has oil, but its people are poor”, “Rouhani, shame, shame, shame”, “The cabinet of management and hope, where is the management, where is the hope?”
A rally staged by the people of Shadegan in southwest Iran and the resulting clashes with repressive forces continued for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, February 14.
On Monday, February 13, locals demonstrated and protested the killing of a young Iranian Arab by the name of Hassan Albu Ghabish after state security forces gunned him down on February 9.
Mullah Mohammad Yazdi, head of Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, attended the inauguration ceremony for the “10th National Session for Bilad Society of Seminary Teachers” and in his remarks shed light on the issue of neglect and opposition in the mullahs’ seminaries.
“Our hopes are in the younger generation of the seminaries … however, many dignitaries no longer have any concern about current affairs, and they see no reason to refer to daily matters… Sometimes clear dissent is also seen.”
Student Day Protests – No. 3
Universities across the country marked Students Day on December 6th
In Tehran students of Amir Kabir Tech University staged their protest rally despite Bassij paramilitary forces attempting to prevent them. The rally witnessed slogans including, “Release all political prisoners and imprisoned workers,” “Students do not belong in prison,” “No to administrative corruption,” “Release Nargis Mohammadi,” “Students rather die than succumb to abjection.” In the Sharif Tech University students held a rally and chanted, “Release all political prisoners.”
December 6th protests- No. 2
Distribution of leaflets saying "why 1988 (massacre)?" and chanting slogan: "Death to dictator"
Hundreds of students of Tehran University turned the Student Day ceremony to a scene of protest against the repressive policies of the regime.
This protest move was coincident with the presence of mullah Rouhani at the university auditorium and despite widespread security measures by the agents of suppression organs including the Intelligence Ministry and special guard unit of the university. The students, who were prevented from entering the auditorium, marched across the campus. During the march they sang "Yar-e Dabestani" and chanted: