Monday, October 1, 2018

OCT 2018- #Iranprotests& #Strikes -reports& #news

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Oct.16, 2018 -
Protest Rally of Retirees against poverty and the dire situation of livelihood and high costs
On the morning of Tuesday, October 16, a large group of retirees protested in front of the regime's program and budget organization in Tehran. Protesters from different provinces, including Fars and Kermanshah, have come to Tehran to demand raising their salaries in line with inflation and the poverty line, implementation of coordinated payment system, balancing their salaries, and paying their efficiency insurance premiums. The crowds chanted slogan: “Imprisoned teachers must be freed, imprisoned students must be freed, prison is not the place for teachers, cry from all this injustice, the poverty line is six million; our salaries are two million.” According to government news agencies, the protesters said that the salaries they receive do not even cover 10 days of their expenses in a month. The regime officials have announced in the past few months that retirees have lost more than two-thirds of their purchasing power. This is despite the fact that their purchasing power has fallen even lower over the past few months.
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Retired employees rallying in Tehran
Retired employees in Tehran gathered from across the country to rally outside the Iranian regime’s Planning and Budget Organization office building. Retired nurses and other Health Ministry employees are also taking part in this protest gathering.
The placards raised at this rally read:
“We have the right to establish our own organizations and hold protest rallies”
“The problems we face include officials’ hollow promises”
“We will continue our efforts until our legal demands are met”
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Protest gatherings in Tehran, Rasht, Takestan with women participating
Women participated actively in protest gatherings held over the past week in Tehran, Rasht and Takestan.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the families of students at the Sama Girls’ School in Takestan held a sit-in protest against illegal and substandard blood taken by a couple of syringes from 40 children by an unidentified person posing as a Red Crescent (Hilal Ahmar) employee.
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U.S. voices support for Iran teachers’ nationwide strike
Oct. 16, 2018 - In a new development, U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert voiced support for the Iranian teachers’ nationwide strike sweeping across the country on Sunday and Monday. In Iran, schools are open from Saturday to Thursday, and closed only on Fridays.
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UK’s largest education union supports jailed Iranian teachers
The UK’s largest education union, in a letter acquired by Iran News Wire, confirmed its strong support of Iranian teachers, especially those who are jailed in Iran.
“I assure you that the plight of the people, and in particular teachers, of Iran is not forgotten by the National Education Union – NUT Section,”
Samidha Garg, the International Relations Officer of the National Education Union – NUT Section wrote in response to a letter by a human rights activist.
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Truckers Strike Not An Isolated Incident In Iran – OpEd
Iran is faced with a second round of truckers’ strikes this year. It has spread to 290 cities in 31 provinces across the country.
Last round of truckers’ strike was in late July and early August. The demands remain the same because the Iranian regime is offering them a bunch of empty promises. The regime wants the truckers to break their strike and it has made hundreds of arrests so far.
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Protests, strikes spreading across Iran
Iran, Oct. 15, 2018 - As teachers across Iran continue their nationwide strike for the second consecutive day on Monday reaching 103 cities and truckers forced regime officials to succumb to three of their demands after three weeks of strikes, more reports are coming from numerous cities across Iran about people from all walks of life holding a variety of rallies.
In Tehran, clients of the Revolutionary Guards-linked Caspian credit firm rallied outside the Iranian regime’s Central Bank, demanding their stolen money returned.
The protesters were chanting:
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Nationwide sit-ins and strikes of teachers spread to 26 provinces
According to the latest reports, teachers in more than 60 cities across Iran are continuing their nationwide strike for the second consecutive day on Monday, reaching the cities of Mashhad, Marivan, Isfahan, Hamedan, Karaj, Homayounshahr, Shahinshar, Ahvaz, Baneh, Ravansar and many more.
Reports from the cities of Qeshm, Ahvaz, Poldokhtar, Ravansar, Rafsanjan, Zarineh and Babol indicate all teachers are on strike. Their protests have also spread to the cities of Divandareh, Shiraz, Sanandaj, Sari, Langrud, Saqqez, Khomeini Shahr, Kermanshah, and many others.

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Teachers launching a nationwide strike throughout Iran
Maryam Rajavi saluted the striking teachers across the country

On Sunday, October 14, noble teachers across the country went on strike and refused to go to classrooms throughout the country to protest their dire livelihood conditions, repression and security atmosphere in schools, and to achieve their trampled on rights.
Strike and protest of teachers in addition to Tehran, spread to Provinces of Alborz, Isfahan, East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan, Fars, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Semnan, Qazvin, Mazandaran, Hamedan, Yazd, Markazi, Lorestan, Ilam, Bushehr, Chahar Mahal And Bakhtiari, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmed.
Striking teachers are protesting their low salaries and benefits, living below the poverty line, inflation, excessive high prices and reduced purchasing power, imprisonment of teachers, deprivation from having independent unions, lack of efficient and comprehensive insurance, looting of the teachers trust reserves, failure to implement the Public Service Management Act since 2016, failure to implement the rating plan over the past three years, and the failure to implement the full-time teachers plan, among others. They call for the security of union activists, release of jailed teachers, abolition of internal rules on trade union activists and returning to work of guilds and cultural activists.
The sit-in strikers also object to the violation of the right to free education for all, non-standard and insecure schools, the country's gross drop in education, the low level content of educational books,  the density and high number of school students, and the lack of funding required for education in the country.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the noble teachers who have staged sit-ins against the tyranny of the clerical regime, saying: "The catastrophic situation of the employed and retired teachers is the product of the repressive policies of the anti-cultural regime of the mullahs, and as long as this regime is in power, it will even get worse.”
She called the general public, especially the youth, to express solidarity with the educators who face a variety of discrimination and problems, saying that the strike of teachers and academics in the wake of the strike of toiling truck drivers and merchants’ strike last week showed a flare of fury of public anger and hatred toward a regime that has only brought torture and execution, war and terrorism, poverty and unemployment, and corruption and plundering for the people of Iran.
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Iran’s truckers continuing strike for three weeks
Truck drivers across Iran are remaining steadfast on their nationwide strike into Saturday, marking the 21st consecutive day.
Reports indicate regime officials in the Ministry of Road & Construction have been forced to give in to one of the truckers demands. Transfer fees on loads inside the country will be based on the ton/kilometers standard demanded by the drivers.
This paying system has been one of the protesting drivers’ main demands during the past three weeks in their protest movement
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Truck drivers and truck owners across Iran are continuing their massive nationwide strike for the 21th consecutive day on Friday.
Reports indicate this protest movement continuing in various cities including Isfahan, Zarrin Shahr, Rumeshgan, Kermanshah, Shahr-e Kord, and Sirjan.
A significant portion of the steel production line in Mobarakeh of Isfahan Province in central Iran has closed down as a result of the truckers’ strike.
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ITF condemns Iran’s death penalty threats against truckers
An International truckers’ federation today condemned the calls for the execution of detained truck drivers who were on strike in the northwestern province of Qazvin in Iran.
The calls were made by the head of the Qazvin Court four days ago. Mohsen Karami said that they had requested the capital punishment for 17 apprehended people involved in the strike adding that if it was proven that they were “moharebs”, enemies of God, they would be sentenced to heavy punishments such as death.
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Strikes by Iran’s merchants enters its third day
 On Wednesday morning, shops in Tehran’s Shahrak-e San’ati were closed in protest to increasing prices, inflation, poverty and other economic grievances. This is the third day of a strike that began on Monday and spread to more than 50 cities and 21 provinces across Iran.
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Iran’s truckers keeping the nationwide uprising alive
With their protests and strikes continuing into the 18th consecutive day on Wednesday, the demands raised by truck drivers across Iran remain nothing but their fundamental rights and paychecks that have been plundered by the mullahs’ regime.
The protesting truckers, numbering into the hundreds of thousands, are demanding an increase in their paychecks, providing spare parts and tires at reasonable prices, drivers receiving their due insurance pensions, a decrease in tariffs imposed on transportation companies, and authorities to take action against corrupt police officers.
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Iran’s truck drivers enter 17th day of nationwide strike
Despite all the pressures imposed by the mullahs’ regime, the hardworking truck drivers of Iran have entered the 17th consecutive day of their massive strike on Tuesday.
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Second day of nationwide strikes by merchants
For the second consecutive day, merchants in several Iranian cities went on strike and refused to open for business in protest to increasing prices, inflation, poverty and other economic grievances that stem from the regime’s corruption. Yesterday, the merchants’ strikes spread to more than 50 cities and 21 provinces across Iran.
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Iran’s mullahs panic from truckers’ strike
The Friday prayers being run every week in Iran’s cities by the representatives of the Iranian regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, came under an atmosphere of fear this week. Mullahs in different cities revealed their fear from the nationwide truckers’ strike that started on September 23. Iran’s truckers started the movement in protest to the low wages, systematic corruption in state-run terminals and transportation cycle, and also the high cost of spare parts, tire, etc.
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Bazaar merchants and shopkeepers go on strike in Tehran and dozens of other cities
As long as the mullahs are in power, high prices, recession and poverty will continue
Maryam Rajavi commends Iran's protesting bazaar merchants
The only solution is democracy and popular rule

Truck drivers’ strike, despite the arrest of a large number of them, entered its third week
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi's call to support the strikers and take immediate action to release the arrested

On Sunday, October 6, the powerful strike of thousands of drivers of heavy trucks and truckers, despite the constant threats and deceptive promises and strike-breaking actions of the regime, as well as the arrest of a large number of them, entered its third week.
The continuation of this nationwide strike, which has spread to 310 cities from 31 provinces, is while a large number of drivers have been arrested for charges such as "disrupting the flow of transportation and provoking drivers to strike." The arrests took place in the provinces of Tehran, Fars, Isfahan, Khorasan Razavi, Kordestan, Lorestan, West Azarbaijan, Zanjan and Qazvin, Alborz, Hamedan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, Kerman and Bushehr.
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13th day of truckers’ nationwide strike reaches over 300 cities
Truckers’ strike continues the popular, anti-regime uprising
Oct. 6, 2018 - For two weeks now truck drivers in over 300 cities across Iran have been continuing their nationwide protests. Strikes, protests and the all-out uprising in Iran has transformed into an ongoing movement, placing its impacts on the country’s political spectrum on a daily basis.
During the past few days, despite threats and other measures resorted to by the authorities, and despite the fact that over 170 protesting drivers have been arrested, in addition to all the difficulties for those bravely joining this strike, the courageous truck drivers of Iran are continuing their protest movement, showing no sign of succumbing to the regime’s demands.
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Alriyadhdaily-ITF statement on Iran truckers’ strike
In the second week of a nationwide strike of trucker in Iran , the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) issued a statement supporting demands of  truckers:
Truckers get ITF solidarity statement on behalf of 20 million transport workers worldwide.
Getting ITF solidarity statement means Iran’s truckers on strike have been heard internationally. This is what the protests from December 2017 have been about. Iranians are proving they will not back down on their civil rights.
The ITF is extremely concerned that news emerging from Iran has detailed a large number of driver arrests. Around 150 truck drivers in various provinces have reportedly been detained for participating in the action, with a spokesperson for the judiciary threatening “heavy punishment.”
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12th day of truckers’ nationwide strike
Thursday witnessed the nationwide strike launched by thousands of truck drivers across Iran expand to 289 cities in all of the country’s 31 provinces.
Authorities are continuing their measures against this movement. In Arak, central Iran, police ordered the closure of a local drivers’ association after their members joined the nationwide strike. Truckers are showing bravery and refusing to succumb to any demands or threats raised by the Iranian regime’s officials and authorities.
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Teamsters Support Iran Truckers
The American Teamsters union have voiced their support for the striking truck drivers in Iran for a second time this year in an open letter to the Deputy Director of Iran’s interests in the US, Abolfazl Mehrabadi and urged the Iranian Regime to listen to the demands of the striking workers.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has 1.4 million members in the US and Canada, published their letter, written by General President James P. Hoffa, on Twitter, utilising the hashtag #SupportIranTruckers.
The letter read: “We urge the government of Iran to listen to the grievance of striking Iranian truck drivers, address their just demands and recognize their internationally recognized rights to assembly, speech, freedom of association and collective bargaining.”
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Iran’s regime fears PMOI/MEK connection to ongoing strikes/protests
October 2, 2018 - The Iranian regime, terrified of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) linking with the ongoing protests and strikes across the country, is resorting to deceptive and oppressive measures against Iran’s protesters.
“Truckers must know that the [social media] channels that distribute these calls for protests and strikes are linked to the [PMOI/MEK] and the anti-revolution fronts. They have provoked a few people on Telegram and other social media networks, to throw rocks and place road blocks, disrupting the truckers’ activities and even scaring them,” said the political deputy of Khorasan Razavi Province in northeast Iran.
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Oct. 1, 2018 -
Thousands of truckers continue nationwide strike for 9th day
The truck drivers’ nationwide strike in Iran entered its 9th consecutive day on Monday, spreading to new cities and the four corners of the country. Despite the fact that Iranian regime authorities arrested over 120 of the protesting drivers, parallel to the mullahs’ judiciary authorities and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) resorting to voicing verbal threats, the drivers are courageously continuing their strike and paying no attention to the regime’s threatening measures.
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Officials threaten to execute protesting truckers
Oct. 1, 2018 - The truck drivers’ nationwide strike has continued into the ninth consecutive day on Monday, Oct 1st reaching hundreds of cities nationwide.
More than 120 protesting truck drivers have been arrested, and the regime’s judiciary officials and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are continuously resorting to threats of arrests and executions. The brave truck drivers are refusing to succumb to these measures and the protest strike continues.
Starting on September 22nd the protest strike has spread to more than 258 cities in all 31 provinces to this day. The drivers are protesting low paychecks, skyrocketing spare parts prices and hollow promises provided by the mullahs’ officials and authorities.
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People from all walks of life voicing support for truckers’ nationwide strike
On the second week of the nationwide strike that has spread to over 250 cities in all of the country’s 31 provinces, people from various branches of society are expressing their support for the truckers’ continuing protests.
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Friday, September 21, 2018

Iran- Diaspora rallying in New York against Rouhani visit

“Path to Freedom in the Iran-Alternative summit” calls UNSC and UNGA in annual UN General Assembly-UNGA73 

The annual UN General Assembly “UNGA” is commencing soon and so are the freedom-loving protestors who are getting ready to voice their concern to the whole world. A large number of Iranian-Americans gathered to assert their support for the continued Iranian protests inside Iran and to call on the international community to support the Iranian people and Iranian resistance movement in the cause for Iranian regime change. The most important thing to mention here is the Concurrency‏ of this summit with the recent Iranian uprising and Iran protests.
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Full report on Second day of protests in New York against the presence of the Iranian regime’s president

Rouhani In New York , Protesters Condemn Iranian Regime Terrorism And Support Iranian Peopl Uprising
Rouhani comes New York , protesters in front of the UN condemn Iranian regime terrorism and support Iranian PPL uprising
New York City; September 25, 2018 – Thousands of Iranian-Americans gathered in New York City to protest against the presence of the  Iranian regime president, Hassan Rouhani, at the United Nations General Assembly, and to call for regime change in Iran. The event was organized by the Association of Iranian Americans in New York and the Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC), the 2-day program included today’s rally outside the U.N. headquarters as well as street acts and a photo exhibition which will be set up on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
Dissident Iranians protest against Iran regime’s Rouhani presence in the US and support Iranian people
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Maryam Rajavi: Iran’s Seat At The United Nations Does Not Belong To The Terrorist Regime

Maryam Rajavi: Iran’s seat at the United Nations does not belong to the terrorist regime
While world leaders prepare to address the annual UN General Assembly, a large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in a New York venue to voice their support for continued protests in Iran and to call on the international community to support the Iranian people and their resistance movement in the cause for regime change in Iran.
In a video message to this meeting, Maryam Rajavi elaborated on the rapid developments in Iran, with the looming prospect of a secular country free from religious tyranny. Following is the full text of Maryam Rajavi remarks:
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The Protest Sponsored By Association Of Iranian Over Rouhani’s Speech At UN
Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime’s president, is also attending.
The United Nations General Assembly which is one of the six bodies of the organization and represents all 193 members of it, holds annual meetings in late September. Attendance of many heads of state, premiers, and foreign ministers of countries makes the UNGA annual meetings an important venue for the world leaders to address the most important national, regional, and international issues in their speeches.
Organization of Iranian-American Communities-US (OIAC), the largest, most active grass root body of Iranian Diaspora in the United States, and other peace-seeking Iranians and Americans association, invites all concerned citizens to join the supporters to the “Free Iran Rally”, scheduled for Tuesday September 25, 2018, outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
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U.S. should support Iran Resistance at UNGA

Iranian Resistance asks Europe to put pressure on Iran Regime

Iranians in New York voice their support for regime change in Iran

While world leaders prepare to address the annual UN General Assembly, a large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in a New York venue to voice their support for continued protests in Iran and to call on the international community to support the Iranian people and their resistance movement in the cause for regime change in Iran.
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Maryam Rajavi Message to NYC Summit-22 Sept. 2018
The Iranian-American communities in the U.S. held a conference in New York on Saturday, September 22, 2018. A number of political dignitaries from the United States and Europe attended and addressed the conference called, “The Path to Freedom – The Alternative.”
In a video message to this meeting, Maryam Rajavi elaborated on the rapid developments in Iran, with the looming prospect of a secular country free from religious tyranny. Following is the full text of these remarks:
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Signs indicate the upcoming New York visit planned for Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, planning to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly next week, is already becoming a demonstration by freedom-loving Iranians.
Members of the Iranian Diaspora preparing for this rally are seen informing the public opinion about the crimes committed by this devious mullah.
Freedom-loving Iranians are demanding Rouhani, being the president of a state sponsor of terrorism, not be allowed into New York and the UNGA session.
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Sep. 2018- #Iranprotests& #Strikes -reports& #news

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Protests in Iran Continue to Grow


Sept. 30, 2018 
#Iran Regime Threatens #Striking #Truckers to Execution
#MaryamRajavi hails the strikers, calls for supporting them

The nationwide strike of the truckers, which has entered its second week, has intensified the crisis inside the clerical regime whose leaders have been horrified from its continuation and spread. In this regard, Khamenei sent Chief Prosecutor General Montazeri to the scene to threaten the strikers to execution. Montazeri said:
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Seventh day of an ongoing truckers’ nationwide strike

Saturday marks the seventh consecutive day truck drivers across Iran have been on strike, reaching nearly 250 cities across all of the country’s 31 provinces.
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#Iran's truckers are courageously continuing their crippling nationwide strike in 200 cities throughout the country on the 6th day
Authorities arresting protesting truck drivers
15 of the striking truck drivers were arrested on Thursday, the fifth day of truck drivers’ nationwide strike which has spread to over 220 cities across Iran, according to Ismaeel Sadeghi Niaraki, the regime’s prosecutor in Qazvin Province (northwest Iran). These drivers “blocked roads with their trucks and disrupted commuting inroads inside the province,” he claimed
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Bus passenger companies such as Iran Peyma, Hamsafar, TBT and Royal Safar in Ahvaz, Abadan, Khorramshahr, Mahshahr, Izzeh and other cities of Khuzestan Province closed their ticket stores and branches in solidarity with the truck drivers’ protests.
A number of transportation companies have also closed down in solidarity with the truckers’ nationwide strike.
Truck drivers in the city of Sirjan blocked a road on drivers who loaded goods despite the strike spreading throughout the country.
In Zahedan, fruit trucks emptied their loads in the city’s Sarallah Boulevard and joined this strike. They have also announced their support for the truck drivers.
A group of bazaar owners in Tehran issued a statement in support of the truck drivers’ strike.
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On Saturday, September 22, , truck drivers and heavy vehicle drivers  their strike across 156 cities in 31 provinces of Iran. They refused to move and load goods; as a result, the main terminals of the country were shut down. This strike followed the general strike of truck and heavy vehicle drivers in May and July this year. Fuel-supplying tanker drivers also joined the strike in some cities like Tabriz, Kerman, Bandar Abbas, and Arak.
On Monday, September 23, they continued their strike for the third consecutive day. This protest movement spread to 156 cities in all of Iran’s 31 provinces. Drivers have refused to accept any new loads and have brought all the load stations across the country to a standstill.
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Truck drivers launch new wave of strike & protests
Third day of truck drivers on strike continues in 136 cities across all of  Iran's 31 provinces.
Drivers are protesting:
-Low paychecks
-Skyrocketing spare parts prices
-Authorities refusing to answer their demands

On Saturday, September 22 across 136 cities in 31 provinces of Iran. They refused to move and load goods; as a result, the main terminals of the country were shut down. This strike followed the general strike of truck and heavy vehicle drivers in May and July this year. Fuel-supplying tanker drivers also joined the strike in some cities like Tabriz, Kerman, Bandar Abbas, Arak.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the noble drivers throughout Iran, saying that the mullahs’ regime neither wants nor can respond to their rightful requests. The realization of these demands is possible only with the freedom and sovereignty of the people. She called all the people, especially the youth, to support the strikers.
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Sept. 12, 2018 -

On Wednesday, September 12, the Bazaar merchants and shop owners in various cities of Iran’s western provinces of Kurdistan, Kermanshah and West Azerbaijan went on strike to protest the executions of three Kurdish activists and the missile attacks launched at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran.
Maryam Rajavi, hailed the people staging strikes in Urmia, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Mahabad, Saqqez, Baneh, Marivan, Oshnavieh, Paveh, Piranshahr, Sardasht, Bukan, Naghadeh, Javanrood, Kamyaran, Sarpol-e Zahab, Qasr-e Shirin, and Ghorveh. She also hailed all the people of the Iranian Kurdistan who have risen up in protest to the recent missile attacks and criminal executions. She once again called on the United Nations Security Council to stop the Iranian regime’s crimes against humanity.
Authorities using Nazi/Hitler tactics, marking the stores on strike today as shop owners in 28 different cities across 3 provinces launched a general strike.
To the world: Your silence supports the regime.
Raise your voice
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Retired employees, others from all walks of life protesting across Iran

Hundreds of retired teachers rallied on Tuesday outside the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament), protesting poor living conditions and not receiving answers to their demands.
The protesters were heard chanting against the mullahs’ repressive policies:
“Imprisoned teachers must be released”
Retirees and long-term nurses, and other employees of the health industry, along with retirees of the agriculture, banking and education sectors held numerous protests on Tuesday, complaining about their poor living conditions. These rallies were held outside the regime’s Planning and Budget Organization. They were seen chanting:
“Poverty line is 50 million rials – Our salary is 20 million rials/month”
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September 11, 2018
YAZD,Protest gathering of retirees & nursing pioneers
Retirees and Nursing pioneers staged a protest gathering in front of the Budget & Planning Oraganization office of the province, Teachers and retired educators also participated in this gathering.

September 10, 2018
Truck drivers protesting in different cities of Iran

Truck drivers across various cities throughout Iran are on strike, protesting low wages and skyrocketing prices of spare parts. This is yet another round of such protests in Iran and has always delivered crushing blows to the mullahs’ apparatus.

Fired Factory Workers in Protest
The fired workers of Darougar Factory, (one of the oldest hygienic material producers in Iran,) say their salaries is not paid and the factory shut down has not been pre announced and they are on the verge of unemployment.
A Courageous woman protests by chanting: Death to Khamenei
SANANDAJ, Iranian Kurdestan, Sep. 9, 2018. Protesting the Iranian regime in front of the Sanandaj courthouse a courageous woman chants: Death to Khamenei, Death to the Islamic Republic.
Continuation of writing slogans on Street walls and Protests
TABRIZ, Iranian Azarbaijan. Sep.9, 2018. The youths writing: Death to Khamenei on the walls.

September 3, 2018
Truck drivers protesting in Tehran & at least five other cities
Truck drivers across various cities throughout Iran are on strike, protesting low wages and skyrocketing prices of spare parts.
This is yet another round of such protests in Iran and has begun  since Sep. fist
In Zarrinshahr a protest rally was held by the truckers who parked their vehicles at the loading station.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

#Iranprotests-reports& #news on August 2018

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Nationwide Protests and Uprising Against Regime  continue
Women and girls actively participated in Iran protests
Latest round of Iran protests directly aimed at the regime’s highest authority
In recent weeks and months A new round of uprisings and
protests escalating across Iran, the issue of this regime’s opposition and alternative has understandably transformed into a highly sensitive political subject. Despite all the claims and disputes, we are witnessing Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and a long list of Iranian regime officials signaling the very source of their main concerns. In their remarks one can conclude that from the Iranian regime’s perspective, the subject of its alternative is crystal clear.

With the fast expansion of the ongoing protests against the Iranian Regime, many of its officials are pointing their fingers at the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran  (PMOI/MEK). Case in point, Iran’s current Minister of Defence and Brigadier General, Amir Hatami: “Since 1981, our enemies have been making every attempt to create a rift between us and people, and ultimately to put an end to our government’s existence” (News of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC], 4 August 2018).
Protesting employees of sugarcane factory attacked by anti-riot police

Workers of the Ahavaz National Industrial Steel Group continuing their strike & protest. 
TheyChanting: We Persist, We Will Die but Will Retake Our Rights.
AHVAZ, Iran. Aug.29, 2018: On 12th day of strike, the workers of the Ahvaz National Industrial Steel Group, staged a protest gathering in front of Ahvaz city governorate to protest their unpaid salaries and nonresponsiveness of officials. they chanted:
We will persist, we will die but we will retake our rights
Today is the day of mourning since the lives of workers is destroying

The National Group is getting killed by the National Bank

August 26, 2018 -
Funeral in Marivan turns into anti-government protest

Despite heavy presence of security forces, the people of Marivan, Kurdistan, gathered for the funeral of six people who had died in yesterday’s incidents and staged demonstrations against the government.
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August 25, 2018 -
Iran’s truckers go on strike in Mashhad and Isfahan
On Tuesday, truck drivers in Mashhad and Shapur, Isfahan, went on strike in protest to high prices, low income, lack of access to spare parts, and the government’s inefficiency in addressing their demands.
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Aug. 21, 2018 -
Numerous cities across Iran reported a variety of protests on Tuesday as the growing trend continues to concern the mullahs’ regime.
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Aug. 20, 2018 -
Sugarcane and steel workers on Strike

On Monday, August 20, 500 workers from different parts of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory continued their strike for the third day in a row. They are protesting non-payment of at least three months of their salaries and benefits, and failure to materialize deceptive promises of company directors, including the hiring of daily paid workers, as well as the employer's refusal to pay their premium to the social security account and the separation and sale of agricultural land and industrial estates. Workers demand the formation of independent labor councils.
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Sugar Cane Continue Strike, Residents of Marivan Protest
On Monday, August 20, 500 workers from different parts of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory continued their strike for the third day in a row. They are protesting non-payment of at least three months of their salaries and benefits, and failure to materialize deceptive promises of company directors, including the hiring of daily paid workers, as well as the employer's refusal to pay their premium to the social security account and the separation and sale of agricultural land and industrial estates. Workers demand the formation of independent labor councils.
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Aug. 19, 2018 - 
The angry people of Marivan demonstrate in front of the mayor’s office
 On Sunday night, a large number of people in Marivan, Kurdistan, gathered in front of the mayor’s office in protest to the lack of collection of garbage around the city, which has resulted in the propagation of bad smell in different parts of the city. The protesters dumped the garbage in front of the municipality and set them on fire to show their protest.
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Protesting employees of sugarcane factory attacked by anti-riot police

Anti-riot police launched an attack at 11 am Sunday morning targeting a protest strike held by around 500 employees of the Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.
Using batons and tear gas, the anti-riot units viciously attacked and injured the workers and arrested a number of the protesters. As the workers protested these measures authorities were forced to release their detained colleagues.
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Protesting employees of sugarcane factory attacked by anti-riot police
Anti-riot police launched an attack at 11 am Sunday morning targeting a protest strike held by around 500 employees of the Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.
Using batons and tear gas, the anti-riot units viciously attacked and injured the workers and arrested a number of the protesters. As the workers protested these measures authorities were forced to release their detained colleagues.
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Aug. 18, 2018 - 
demonstration against selling out the Caspian Sea
Dozens of people on Saturday, August 18, gathered in front of the Parliament in Tehran to protest and express their anger at the disgraceful and scandalous cheap selling out of one of the most important and iconic natural resources in Iran, The Caspian Sea.
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Ahvaz locals attack regime’s municipality building
Locals of the Zoviyeh district in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, clashed with municipality authorities who intended to destroy their homes.
“On Thursday, people were seen attacking municipality authorities in the Zoviyeh district of Ahvaz, set fire to a state-owned bulldozer and inflicted severe damage to the municipality building,” said Mojtaba Yousefi, mayor of the third district in Ahvaz.
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Aug. 17, 2018 - 
Youths chanting anti-regime slogans in Tehran soccer/football match
Azadi Stadium, Tehran On Friday evening a football/soccer match between the teams of Tehran Persepolis and Masjed Suleiman Naft (Oil) in the capital’s Azadi Stadium became the scene of an anti-regime protest.
“Mullahs must get lost,” the youths were seen chanting, sources say.
This match was held as a high number of security forces were present at the scene. Many police and anti-riot units were dispatched to the stadium. Reports indicate the youths clashed with the security forces.
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Iranian Resistance Describes the Failure of Tehran’s Repressive Tactics
At a press briefing in Paris on Thursday, representatives of the National Council of Resistance of Iran provided detailed information about Iranian protests that have continued for eight months in spite of intense repression. The briefing was held on the closing day of an exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners in the summer of 1988.
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The geography of protests in Iran

August 13, 2018 -
Shoe makers' uprisings spread to Mashhad

Store makers in the religious city of Mashhad shopping centers took to the streets today, protesting skyrocketing prices.
Protesters in Monday’s demonstration are seen chanting:

August 12, 2018 - 
Iran protests: Second day of strikes and demonstrations in Tehran’s Bazaar

The strikes and protests of the merchants of Tehran’s shoe bazaar entered their second day on Sunday. The protesters, who started their strike due to high prices and lack of access to the basic goods necessary for their line of work, chanted “Death to high prices” and “Death to the dictator,” targeting the regime in its entirety.
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Aug. 10, 2018 - 
Extensive clashes during the soccer Match in Tehran; chant of 'Death to the Dictator.

On Friday, August 10, during the soccer match between Tehran and Tabriz clubs at Azadi stadium, thousands of spectators expressed their anger and hatred of the oppressive regime by shouting “Death to the Dictator.” It happened despite the fact that the regime’s authorities had stationed a large number of their Basiji forces who are affiliated with the IRGC intelligence section and also the IRGC guards, intelligence and anti-riot guard agents as well as plainclothes mercenaries among the crowd in order to prevent the youths’ protest. Bringing anti-riot guard into the stadium was an unprecedented measure. Nevertheless and in spite of all these measures, the brave youth broke the obstacles that had already been set up in the stadium stand, and chanted “Death to the Dictator” and “Security Force, shame on you, savage, savage” all over the stadium. They resisted against the brutal attack of repressive forces and punished a number of them.
The regime’s tricks for making the two clubs’ fans fight each other and for deviating their chanting did not work and Azerbaijani Iranians and supporters of Tabriz Tractor-Sazi Club also chanted: “Everywhere in Iran is my homeland; Long live Azerbaijan”. Outside of the stadium, young people who were not allowed to enter the stadium clashed with the repressive forces.
The protests continued even after the match and spread to Azadi Square. Anti-riot guards and plainclothes mercenaries rushed into the crowd with their motorcycles and injured and battered them. Brave youths confronted them courageously.
There was also another incident during a soccer match in the Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium of Isfahan where brave youth started chanting “Death to the Dictator” and other slogans against the regime’s policies of meddling in the region.
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 Strike of Truck Drivers in Iran Day 19
more than 140 cities from all of Iran 31 provinces joined the strike.
Iran truck drivers’ day 19 strike tells the regime there’s no stopping them. They managed to keep their strong strike going in May. This time they’re holding on till they have a total change. These drivers just like the brave protesters are up in different cities. Today on day 19 truck drivers from Kermanshah and Hamadan sent their video. There are mass waiting lines of cars outside the petrol stations.
The second round of the truckers’ strikes began July 23. This was the start of the hottest Persian month but nevertheless, it happened.
A message left on Telegram said the drivers can wash this regime away if they stand unite. Our strike is going to increase pressure on the system.
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Rebellious units persist on demand for regime change
Despite the Iranian regime’s efforts to quell protests and intimidate protesters and discourage them from taking to the streets to voice their demands for freedom and democracy, the brave people Iran continue to defy the regime. In recent days, rebellious units in different cities carried out activities to show their support for the PMOI/MEK and their continued opposition to the Iranian regime in its entirety.
In Qazvin, one member of a rebellious unit named after MEK martyr Zohreh Ghaemi holds a poster of the recent message by resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and reiterates their resolution to keep the fire of the uprising that started in December alive.
The members of a rebellious unit from Saqqez, Kurdistan, have sent a video of themselves writing “Death to Khamenei” slogans on the wall.
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Aug. 9, 2018 
Ahvaz youth clash with regime’s repressive forces
soccer/football match between Persepolis and Esteghlal Khuzestan held in Al Qadeer Stadium of Ahvaz, southwest Iran, became the scene of this city’s brave youth clashing with the repressive state police and anti-riot units. Many of the security unit members were injured as a result.
A number of the youth were also wounded and transferred to a nearby hospital.
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August 8, 2018 
Workers blocked a train route in Rafsanjan; More protests and strikes in other Iranian cities
On Wednesday 8th of August, workers of the Ahmadabad-Rafsanjan train company shut down the railway, protesting unpaid salaries. The protesting workers were carrying banners and handwritten papers which read: “We are hungry!”, “There is no bread on our tables!”, and “We don’t have job security.”
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Rail Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages Continues
A rail workers group in Iran has issued a statement saying that workers will remain on strike until their demands are met.
The rail workers have been on strike across Iran since July 20, in cities like Arak, Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Khorasan, Lorestan, and Zanjan, demanding the payment of their two-month overdue salaries.
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Protester murdered by IRGC laid to rest in Tehran

The body of Reza Otadi, the 23-year old protester murdered by Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) units in Karaj during major anti-regime protests, was laid to rest on Monday in Tehran’s famous Beheshte Zahra Cemetery.
IRGC members were on a roof-top when they opened fire and gunned down Otadi on Friday night.
A number of family members, friends and bazaar merchants from Karaj and Tehran took part in this ceremony.
Prior to the service, Iranian regime authorities had ordered the family to bury Reza’s body in the section where the regime’s various war casualties are buried. As the ceremony was proceeding the family was suddenly told Reza is not considered a war casualty and must be buried in another location next to his mother.
The Iranian regime’s repressive and intelligence apparatus is known to harass Iranians families through such methods, especially during their time of grief.
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On Sunday, August 5, on the 112th anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution, despite the undeclared martial law and the heavy presence of repressive forces who had surrounded the 1st Circle of Gohardasht of Karaj, the brave youth demonstrated below the “Shohada” bridge around midnight, and by chanting “Death to the Dictator”, caught the regime by surprise.
In Tehran, despite the siege of the central parts of the city, frustrated people gathered in different places. The brave youth demonstrated and chanted “Death or Freedom” on the Kargar-Jonoubi street. The repressive forces consisting of the Guards, Basijis, the riot guards and plainclothes agents brutally attacked the protesters and battered them.
Demonstrations in the Park-e Shahr of Tehran led to clashes with suppressive forces. The people confronted them while chanting: Rascals, Rascals! A number of protesting girls and boys were arrested.
The brave youths blocked the repressive forces by burning trash bins and tires in the Enghelab Ave.
At the Enghelab Square
 the repressive forces arrested the youth under the false accusations of drug trafficking.
The fed-up people of Kazeroun protested in the Shohada Street and Square against their dire livelihood situation and the authoritarian and corrupt regime of mullahs. They chanted: High prices and inflation, misery of the people; Death to high prices; Do not be afraid; Do not be afraid, we are all together; Honorable Iranians, support, support.
In Shiraz, Mashhad and Qom, regime’s security forces surrounded the rallies in fear of spreading protests, and tried to prevent the formation of demonstration by attacking the crowd.
The people of Bandar Abbas also gathered on Saturday night for the third consecutive night in protest of the high prices and economic situation in front of the Radio-Television station. They rallied at night in the central bazaar of the city.

demonstration and clashes with IRGC forces in Tehran with the slogans: "Death to 40 years of slavery , We will die take back Iran and  & Death to Khamenei, Death to the Dictator"
One of the most notable characteristics of the demonstrations that shook different Iranian cities in the past week was the protesters’ slogans, which quickly transformed from economic woes to calls for the overthrow of the Iranian regime and the ouster of Ali Khamenei, its supreme leader.
Protests are taking place against the backdrop of escalating economic problems, unemployment, rising prices and the dwindling value of the rial, Iran’s national currency. Since April, the rial has lost half of its value. However, in many cities, protesters are chanting “Death to dictator” and “Death to Khamenei,” a clear and irrefutable call for regime change. This indicates that the people of Iran know well what is the source of their miseries and the daily degradation of their livelihoods.
Among the slogans are chants of “the people are begging while the leader is ruling like god.” While Iran’s economy has been in a freefall, the regime’s authorities and the IRGC continue to embezzle and steal from the country’s wealth to build their own personal economic empires. The National Council of Resistance of Iran has disclosed many of the details of the Iranian regime’s government-induced corruption and how its officials are directly stealing the people’s wealth.
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For the fifth consecutive night, protests against the Iranian regime’s mishandling of the country’s economy erupted in several cities. In Tehran, Iran’s capital, protesters gathered in College Street and chanted “Death to the dictator,” “Mullahs must get lost” and “Iranians, shout for your rights.”
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 Karaj, Iran: Repressive forces kill a young man; arrest a number of protesters

On Friday, August 3 a young man from Karaj, Reza Otadi.  was shot dead by repressive forces during the demonstrations in the city, and a large number of protesters were arrested.
On Saturday night, August 4, the Revolutionary Guards Fars News Agency said: “During last night riots in Karaj, one person was shot dead by unknown individuals, and 20 others were arrested. According to field observations of Fars news reporters, leaders of the riot were mostly selected from women this time.”
In order to deceive the public opinion, the IRGC wrote, "The assailant fired from inside the car 206 with a non-military weapon. Earlier and in the riots of December 28, several gunmen who had group affiliations were arrested by the security forces.” This way, the IRGC tried to portray the protesters and the PMOI as those who killed Reza Otadi; a lie that does not deceive anyone. Such lies do not work anymore and the regime must be held accountable for all its killings over the past four decades.
Such lies by a regime that, in spite of the Belgian and German prosecutor's and police statements and the arrest of its terrorist diplomat, attributes the terrorist plot against the Iranians gathering in Paris on June 30th to the PMOI, is quite expectable.

On Friday, August 3, various cities in Iran, including Tehran, Karaj, Eshtehard, Isfahan, Ghahdariijan, Andimeshk, Mashhad, Shiraz, Hamedan, Kermanshah, etc. were host to the demonstration and expression of anger and disgust of the mullahs’ regime. The protests, which began at dusk, continued in many cities until midnight, and turned into conflicts with mercenaries and repressive forces.
In the courageous uprising of the people and youth of Karaj, during the night, hundreds of protesters at Gohardasht T-junction protested chanting: “Cannon, tank, firecracker, Bassijis must be killed; Mullahs live like gods, while the people live in poverty.”
The repressive forces closed all the entrances leading to Gohardasht and targeted the protesters from the roofs of buildings or bridges by bullets. Furious youths clashed with the repressive forces and forced them to flee in a number of streets. They also burned the motorcycles left from those forces, and punished a plainclothes agent and several other criminal mercenaries. Passing-by vehicles at Sepah square in Karaj expressed their solidarity with the brave youths of the city by blaring their horns. Since the mercenaries were not able to confront the youth, the regime supported them with more forces from other cities.
The angry youths of Ghahdarijan continued their protests on Thursday night and confronted the repressive forces’ attacks by barricading streets. They also took control over part of the streets. Bassijis and anti-riot guard mercenaries wounded a number of people by firing at them.
The people of Isfahan, especially the angry youth of Shapur-e-Now, continued their protests and clashed with anti-riot guard mercenaries.
In Tehran, the spectators of the football match chanted slogans "Death to the Dictator” when they were leaving Azadi Stadium.
In Mashhad, the arisen young people demonstrated at Mellat par with the slogan "Death to the Dictator", “Do not be afraid, do not be afraid; we are all together”. In the Emamat Street, people were chanting "Death to the Dictator". Several people were injured as a result of the tear gas.
The people of Hamedan protested with the slogans: “Death to the Dictator”, and “Death to the Basijis”.
The people of Kermanshah chanted: “Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must be killed”.
Quoting the criminal mullah Hendiani, head of Eshtehard seminary, IRGC news agency (FARS) wrote on August 4th regarding the uprising of the people in this city: “It was exactly 9 o'clock p.m. when the rioters moved to the Eshtehard Seminary… they targeted the front of the Mahdasht Seminary with stones and bricks… it was at Maghrib Azan (dusk) when the rioters gathered in front of the Seminary again; however, more than 500 people this time who were chanting hostile anti-regime slogans.” "Several of these people have been arrested and the operation of finding the rioters,” he added.
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Thursday marked the third consecutive day of protests sweeping cities across Iran.
Beginning earlier in the day in Shiraz and the New Shapur district of Isfahan, this wave quickly spread to other cities such as Shahin Shahr, Najaf Abad, Karaj, Rasht, Mashhad and others.
While poor living conditions and economic difficulties may have been the first causes of the nationwide revolts, the protesters are quickly raising the stakes and targeting the very top of the regime in their slogans. Many cities, especially Isfahan and Karaj, were scenes of intense skirmishes
The brave young people of Ahvaz demonstrated at Naderi intersection while chanting: “Our enemy is right here; they are lying that it is America”; “The nation is poor, while the mullahs live like a god.
In Tehran, the people demonstrated at Vali-e Asr Square chanting: “Death to Khamenei; Death to the Dictator; Cannon, tank, firecracker, mullahs should be killed.” They clashed with the IRGC forces who attacked them. They also set fire to trash bins on the way from Vali-e Asr toward Hossein Square in order to block the path of mercenaries.
In Arak, people chanted: The nation is poor, while the mullahs live like a god. High prices and inflation are the people’s calamity
In Najaf Abad, the brave women chanted: They fed Syria, but made our youths old. The brave youths chanted against the suppressive forces: You rascals.
In Shiraz, on Daryoush Street, the brave youths chanted slogans: Death to Khamenei; This month is the month of blood, the mullah is overthrown; Suppression doesn’t work; Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must get lost; Why you, the people, are sitting? Iran is like Palestine. The youth clashed with the mercenaries who had fired tear gas against them.
The mullahs’ regime had resorted to various tricks to prevent the protests and its spread to other cities. In fear of the outbreak of the people’s anger, mullahs’ intelligence officials desperately tried to discourage people from participating in demonstrations by sending SMS on mobile phones last night.
In a statement by Khamenei's faction in Qom, the so-called "Coordinating Council of Principlists of Qom Province", warned the people not to participate in the demonstrations because the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) uses the issue of high prices and economic disturbances and directs demonstrations against the regime.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the rising people and said: “By defying the criminal Revolutionary Guards, Bassijis، and plainclothes agents once again today, the arisen women and youth represent a defiant generation which will not rest until the Iranian people and nation are free. They displayed the anger and hatred of the Iranian people toward the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.”

Uprising in Isfahan, Shahin Shahr and Najaf Abad, Shiraz, Mashhad

Since this morning, angry protesters in various cities across the country, including Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz, Najaf Abad and Shahin Shahr, demonstrated against the tyranny of the mullahs’ regime, chanting slogans such as: Death to the Dictator. It was at a time when the repressive forces were on full alert from the first hours of the morning to prevent the formation of these protests, but they failed. The Internet connections have slowed down in many parts of the country.
Demonstration started at Shapur Jadid in Isfahan with the slogan: Don’t be scared, don’t be scared, we are all together. The people burned rubber tires to counteract the tear gas and prevent the attack of repressive forces. Anti-riot guards and criminal plainclothes mercenaries attacked the protesters; however, the people clashed with and punished them with sticks, rocks and even bare hand. A number of protesters were arrested.
In Shahin Shahr (Isfahan province), the people protested, chanting: Iranians, support us!.
A large number of people in Shiraz started their protests from the Zand intersection and chanted: Death to the Dictator; Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must be killed; Rouhani, shame on you, let go of the country. Courageous young people are struggling with repressive forces, and by burning tires, they have blocked IRGC forces and anti-riot guard mercenaries.
Thousands of people from Mashhad rallied from Shohada Square to Tohid Square and chanted the slogans: "Death to the Dictator; Down with high prices; Shame on you who live in palaces, let go of the country. The repressive forces started shooting into the air and firing blank guns. The riot guard attacked the people and arrested some of them, but the people continued to confront and continue their protests. They also chanted: High prices, misery, down with Rouhani.

Third consecutive day of protests in different Iranian cities
Protests that started on Tuesday in different cities of Iran over high prices and economic woes entered their third day on Thursday. In Shapour, Isfahan, where protests have been raging for the past two days, demonstrators are chanting, “Don’t be afraid, we’re all together.” A large contingent of anti-riot police have surrounded the area. The demonstrators have also set vehicle tires ablaze to prevent the regime’s repressive forces from attacking and dispersing them with tear gas.
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Karaj brave uprising for the second night, and escape of repressive forces
Maryam Rajavi saluted the people of Karaj, especially the girls, and called for public solidarity with them
Courageous people and youths, especially young girls, demonstrated on Wednesday evening, August 1, for the second straight day. Police and intelligence suppressive forces, riot guards, IRGC, Bassij and criminal plainclothes mercenaries were deployed to prevent the uprising of the fed-up people. However, the fearless youth rallied from the first square of Gohardasht toward Motahari Street. The crowd, which was added every moment, chanted: “Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must get lost”; “Death to the Dictator”; “Our enemy is right here; they are lying that it is America!”; "Let go of Syria, think about us"; “Khamenei lives like gods, while the people live in poverty”.

Second day of the uprising in Isfahan, chants of death to the dictator, Khamenei, shame on you! Leave the country!
Maryam Rajavi: Confrontation of the youth with the repressive forces, heralds the freedom of the country from the clutches of the mullahs

People in the New Shapour district of Isfahan continued the uprising against the clerical regime for the second day in a row with the chants of Shame on you Khamenei, leave the country alone; death to the dictator; do not be afraid, we are all together; our enemy is here, they falsely say it is America.
The riot guards and other repressive forces attacked the demonstrators and sought to disperse people by firing tear gas. Young people confronted the suppressive forces and burnt tires to neutralize the tear gas. In some streets, repressive forces inevitably retreated.
Various streets, including Amir Kabir, Moshir ul-Dowleh, Danesh, and Hezardastan crossings, were the scene of the youth of Isfahan confronting repressive agents. From various corners of New Shapour district, fire and heavy smoke pop up and the streets are full of rock and brick.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, hailed the brave people of Isfahan and their courageous uprising against the tyranny of the mullahs, and said: “The brave and proud young people who are struggling with the tear gas and brutality of oppressive forces in New Shapour, are the messengers of the freedom of the homeland from the clutches of a brutal regime that has occupied Iran in the name of religion”. She called the public, especially the youth, to support the uprisers in Isfahan, Karaj and Shiraz.
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new protest erupts again in Karaj with chants of 'death to the dictator'
People, especially the youth of Karaj, northwest of Tehran are pouring into the streets again on Wednesday, August 1st to demonstrate. The protesters are chanting 'death to the dictator' and 'Guns Tanks, fireworks, the mullahs must get lost.' The protest is ongoing as this report is being prepared.
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Iran Truckers' Strike hit the 14th day
more than 140 cities from all of Iran 31 provinces joined the strike.

Sunday marked the 14th day of truck driver's strike in dozens of major cities in Iran. These cities include, Tabriz, Maragheh, Urumieh, Isfahan, Zarrin-shahr, Najaf-Abad, Shahr-e Kord, Lordegan, Farrokh-shahr, Jajarm, Ahvaz, Khorram-shahr, Behbahan, Mamasani, marvdahst, Zarghan, Kerman, Kermanshah, Yasouj, Gargan, Khorram-Abad, Chaloos, Saveh, Arak, Bandar-Abbas and Yazd.
Truck drivers were on strike at Ghazvin Terminal. More than a thousand trucks were seen parked at Mobarakeh Terminal joining the nationwide strike

Last week more than 140 cities from all of Iran 31 provinces joined the strike. Truck drivers began their strike on July 22 in protest to low income rates and high tariffs set by the government as well as the increasing prices of equipment and spare parts for their vehicles.
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Truck drivers began their strike on July 22 in protest to low income rates and high tariffs set by the government as well as the increasing prices of equipment and spare parts for their vehicles.