MEK Iran: Iranians Continue Protests
According to reports tallied by Iran’s main opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), there were rallies and protests in various cities. The protesters expressed anger and disappointment over officials’ failure to resolve their dilemmas.
On Tuesday, February 9, MEK supporters from the city of Tehran reported that college students expressed anger at the regime’s economic failures through writing slogans on the universities’ wall.
Universities of Azad, Payam-e Nour, and Jame
They wrote on the walls of the universities of Azad, Payam-e Nour, and Jame:
“42 years of suppression, poverty, and execution… Hungry students struggle for their future,”
Preschool educators in Rasht
On Tuesday, February 9, MEK supporters from the city of Rasht reported that a group of female preschool educators held a rally in front of the Provincial Governorate in Rasht city. They urged officials to follow up their demands about job conditions and blaming officials for failing to recruit them. The protesters have been waiting to be recruited by the Education Ministry since 2013.
Basmanj’s resident’s suburb of Tabriz
On Tuesday, February 9, MEK supporters from the city of Tabriz reported that residents of Basmanj district in the suburb of Tabriz city held a rally in front of the local Toll Office. They protested officials for destroying their houses under baseless pretenses. According to state-run media, these houses belong to employees and retirees who had taken refuge in a quiet area.
Pars pamchal workers in Tehran province
On Tuesday, February 9, MEK supporters from the city of Tehran reported that workers of Pars Pamchal paint factory stopped working and protested the managing board’s indifference about their dilemmas. Workers had urged officials to meet their demands. But, neither officials nor the managing board did anything for workers. One worker said: In August 2020, we received our latest salaries, since then, we have not received our salaries for five months and insurance rights for eight months”.
Bakeries’ workers in Razavi Khorasan province
On Tuesday, February 9, MEK supporters from the city of sabzevar reported that bakers protested officials about their low salaries. In response, officials reasoned that according to the law, the increase in bakery workers’ salaries depends on the increase in the bread price.
A baker said: “It is meaningless to say that the increase in bakers’ salaries depends on the increase in bread prices. In the case of raising the bread price, bakery workers will face disadvantages too,”
Railroad workers’ in Lorestan province
On Tuesday, February 9, MEK supporters from Lorestan province reported that railroad workers staged a gathering for two consecutive days, protesting officials’ decision to allocate the railroad company to the private sector. workers of the maintenance unit affiliated with the Azarbaijan Railroad held a protest over discrimination by their managers.
The workers said: “Discrimination, difference and injustice over salaries, privileges, pensions, and job security is seen between workers who are employed in the maintenance sector with the Azarbaijan Railroad’s other workers, including transferring, pulling, technical, and other sectors,”.