Nine Protests Across Iran on Sunday
There were nine protest rallies held across Iran on Sunday, with several different groups in the capital Tehran demanding to be paid for their work, while elsewhere people were demanding the return of their looted money and others were calling on the Iranian government to protect the environment. Let’s look at them in more detail.
Over 271 protests in January in Iran
The Iranian Regime continued to be besieged by protests in January 2019, more than a year after the anti-regime uprising began, with over 271 protests recorded across 72 cities, villages, and industrial areas. That’s an average of nine protests per day.
This is still lower than the amount that Iran was used to seeing during 2018, but it is likely only a temporary thing, due to poor weather (i.e. large snowfalls), limited payment of the workers, and the systematic suppression and mass arrests of protesters over the past couple of months. Let’s look at the breakdown of these protests.
Iranian teachers continue their protests in second half of January
Jan. 31, 2019 - Among the different segments of the Iranian population regularly protesting against the tyrannical rule of the mullahs, the demonstrations and strikes of teachers are especially notable.
As the mentors of the future generations of Iran, the freedom-loving teachers of Iran have been constantly protesting since the end of 2017, when protests erupted across Iran. While pursuing their just demands, the teachers of Iran are regularly manifesting their intellect by holding gatherings at the tombs of historical figures such as Mirza Zadeh Eshghi, the revolutionary journalist who was murdered by the dictatorship of Reza Khan.
Teachers in Kermanshah resume protests as Iranian regime fails to meet their demands
Jan. 27, 2019 - Saturday saw more demonstrations and strikes in different Iranian cities. Economic woes, corruption and government mismanagement have become the principal source of protests by different segments of the Iranian population.
Angry Iran Khodro, Saipa car purchasers rallying in Tehran
Jan. 26, 2019 - People who have purchased vehicles from the Iran Khodro and Saipa companies held a rally today in Tehran, the capital of Iran. These angry customers are protesting the car company officials’ refusal to provide the cars after they have been paid for.
Protesters were seen chanting, “Iran Khodro and Saipa are associated to the mafia," a term regularly used by protesters in various cities to reference government-run financial corruption.
Protests in Iranian cities continue over unpaid wages, unemployment and government mismanagement
Teachers across Iran protesting delayed paychecks Jan. 25, 2019 - Teachers in the provinces of Kermanshah, Alborz, Isfahan and Ardabil rallied on Thursday, protesting delayed paychecks and poor living conditions. Skyrocketing prices of every day goods and inflation are becoming major concerns for these hard-working and yet deprived teachers throughout the country.
Retirees protesting in Tehran, raising significant demands
Retirees rallied outside the Iranian regime’s Labor Ministry in Tehran on Tuesday, protesting the authorities’ refusal to reply to their demands. The protesters were chanting:
Caspian creditors holding protest rally in Tehran
Tehran, the capital of Iran, was the scene of clients of the Caspian credit firm protesting and demanding their stolen money returned. The Caspian credit firm is known for its direct link to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
Numerous reports of protests in a variety of cities
Jan. 20, 2019 - Protests are reported from numerous cities across Iran on Sunday.
More than 150 volunteers of medical sciences in Tehran’s Azad University held a rally outside the regime’s Majlis (parliament) protesting their limbo education status.
Iranian labor union warns against continued suppression of Ahvaz steel workers
On Saturday, the Free Union of Workers published a statement, in which it condemned the repressive conditions set against workers of Ahvaz who were recently release from prison on bail.
“The extraction of a 2.5-billion-rial bail from the families of Karim Siahi and Tariq Kholfi shows that wave of repression continues against the workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group, who were demanding for their most basic rights during their 38-day strikes and streets protests,” the union wrote in its statement.
A look at Iranian teachers’ protests in January
2019 - On Wednesday, more than 200 customers of state-run Iran Khodro vehicle manufacturer held demonstrations in front of the offices of the Ministry of Industry. The demonstrators, who had registered in advance to purchase vehicles at discount prices, are protesting against unfair practices and the increase of prices against commitments made by the manufacturer.
Unpaid wages continue to trigger labor protests in Iranian cities
Jan. 17, 2019 - On Wednesday, the workers of the Ahvaz Urban Train project held a demonstration in front of the headquarters of the organization in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, and continued their protests to unpaid wages.
Iran intel figure: People rallied in 160 cities
Jan. 16, 2019 - Ali Rabie, a Deputy Intelligence Minister of the Iranian regime and a former labor minister, made startling remarks in an interview signaling how people in 160 cities across the country held protest rallies during a nationwide uprising that began at the end of 2017. These protests may be repeated, he added.
More cities across Iran reporting increasing protests
Jan. 16, 2019 - A year after the Dec/Jan 2018 uprising that swept over 140 cities across the country, this year there is a seemingly unstoppable trend of reports of protests coming from throughout the country.
Customers of corrupt state-backed financial institutions hold demonstrations in Rasht
On Tuesday, the customers of Caspian Credit Institution held a demonstration in front of the offices of this organization in Rasht and demanded the return of their plundered investments.
Various protests reported across Iran Jan. 14, 2019 - Numerous cities throughout Iran witnessed protest rallies on Sunday by people from all walks of life.
A group of rail workers in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, held a gathering at their workshop, protesting not receiving their paychecks or answers to other demands.
Protests continue in several Iranian cities over financial corruption and government-backed fraud On Sunday, customers of Caspian credit institution held a demonstration in Tehran, stressing they will continue their protests until their stolen funds are returned to them.
The protesters were calling on the Majlis (parliament) and Iranian regime officials to stay true to their own laws and to hold the perpetrators of a large Ponzi scheme that has robbed millions of people of their investments to account.
Protests and strikes in Tehran, Shadegan and Yasuj Jan. 13, 2019 - On Saturday, demonstrations and strikes continued in various cities of Iran.
Tehran: Demonstrations by customers of Bahman Khodro
A group of customers of Bahman Khodro vehicle manufacturer gathered in front of the headquarters of the company in Tehran and held demonstrations in protest for not having received their purchased vehicles.
Workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill go on strike again Jan. 11, 2019 - On Thursday, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill, located in Khuzestan province’s Shush city, went on strike and demonstrated in front of the offices of the managers of the company.
On Thursday, teachers were seen holding protests in a variety of cities across the country in Iran.
In Ardabil, northwest Iran, teachers held a gathering to both express solidarity with their colleagues in other cities, and protest low paychecks and regime officials refusing to provide answers to their demands. This gathering was held outside the city’s Education Department.
Farmers of Varzaneh hold large gathering in Isfahan Jan. 10, 2019 - On Wednesday, famers of Isfahan’s Varzaneh gathered in Isfahan’s Golzar mosque in protest to the trampling of their rights to water by the government. In the past weeks, the farmers of Varzaneh have been continuously protesting to water shortages stemming from the destructive policies of the Iranian regime.
Protests in various Iranian cities over economic woes and government mismanagment
Jan. 9, 2019 - On Tuesday, a group of customers of Saipa, a state-owned Iranian vehicle manufacturer, gathered in Tehran’s car exhibition hall and sat down in protest. The protesters were demanding Saipa to stay true to its commitments regarding the presale of its vehicles
Employees of Farmers’ Insurance Fund hold demonstrations in Tehran
Protests in various Iranian cities
Jan. 7, 2019 - On Sunday, hundreds of employees of the Agriculture Insurance Fund from across the country gathered in Tehran and demonstrated in front of the building of the Recruitment Organization.
The employees were protesting for not having job security and are demanding to be officially hired. These workers had previously held similar demonstrations.
Farmers in central Iran, others in Tehran hold protest rallies
In Varzaneh of Isfahan Province, central Iran, farmers held a protest rally on Sunday, gathered in the city’s Darvazeh Abbas district and went on to march through the streets, protesting not receiving their share of river waters.
Ahvaz steel workers condemn the arrest of their coworker and transformation of factory into a military complex
The workers of the Iran National Steel Industrial Group condemned the brutal behavior of Iranian security forces and the arrest and torture of their colleagues in a statement.
In their statement, the workers stipulated that their factory has effectively become a military base, and they condemned the entrance of security forces into the complex and the threatening of the workers. Their statement reads:
Isfahan farmers hold demonstrations, chant “death to Rouhani”
Iran, Jan. 4, 2019 - On Friday, the farmers of Varzaneh, east Isfahan, returned to the Darvazeh Dolat square to hold demonstrations in protest to the government’s policies that have resulted in their deprivation from water to irrigate their fields.
Demonstrations of farmers in Isfahan and retirees in Tehran and Mashhad
On Wednesday, January 2, retirees in Tehran and Mashhad and farmers in Isfahan demonstrated in protest of the tyranny of the clerical regime, their dire livelihood and the failure to implement the deceptive promises of the regime.
In Tehran, a large group of retirees gathered in front of the regime’s parliament. They chanted: Retiree, stand up, against oppression and discrimination; the government betrays, the parliament protects; we will not rest until we get our rights; no nation has ever seen such a lousy parliament; cry out from this much injustice; they use Islam to suppress people; imprisoned teacher must be freed; political prisoner must be freed; worker, teacher, student, unity, unity; enough oppression, our table is empty; we are all together; inflation, grief, answer Rouhani. At the same time, in Mashhad, the retirees gathered and demanded their rightful claims.
Iranian authorities frantically warn about the threat of uprisings and the role of PMOI/MEK
On Sunday, the Iranian regime held “anti-demonstrations,” government-organized gatherings meant to prevent protests from erupting on the anniversary of the “Ashura uprising” in December 2009, where thousands of people poured into the streets of different cities in Iran and confronted security forces in heavy clashes. However, despite the widespread efforts led by the regime, the events turned out to be very desolate, with very few attendants, mostly agents of the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij.
Azad University’s bus accident, another manifestation of the Iranian regime’s corruption and incompetency
Various protest rallies in Iran
Jan. 1, 2018 - Numerous cities across Iran witnessed a variety of protest rallies on Tuesday. In the town of Varzaneh of Isfahan Province, central Iran, hardworking farmers took to the streets once again, protesting the policies of Iranian regime authorities rerouting local river waters for government and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) projects. These initiatives are leaving locals deprived of any water for their lands.