Retirees protest

MEK Iran: Nationwide Protest by Retirees in at Least 22 Cities

Retirees protest

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Retirees protest nationwide in at least 22 cities. They chanted: “Our enemy is right here, they lie claiming it’s America.”


The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that on Sunday, February 14, 2021, despite the mullah regime’s suppressive measures, threats, and empty promises, a large number of social security retirees gathered in Tehran and 21 other cities in Iran.

Retirees protest across Iran

Retirees protest against inflation, high prices, and low retirement benefits. They chanted:

“We will not rest until we get our rights,”

“Only by taking it to the streets, we could gain our rights,”

“We are tired of the injustice,”

“Our country sits on rich resources, but the retirees are suffering,”

“The gatherings will continue until we reach our goals,” and

“Our enemy is right here, they lie claiming it’s America.”

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, retirees and pensioners of the Social Security Organization had also staged a protest rally in 20 cities across Iran.


In recent months retirees in Tehran, holding their largest protest rally chanted:

“Enough hollow promises, we have no food,”

“Qalibaf, come out, Qalibaf, come out.”

Protest in other major cities

In addition to Tehran, large numbers of retirees and social security pensioners gathered in front of the Social Security Organization in the cities of Tabriz, Neyshabur, Arak, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Yazd, Khorramabad, Isfahan, Ardabil, Shush, Ilam, Qazvin, Shiraz, ‌ Karaj, Mashhad, Sanandaj, ‌ Kerman, Bojnurd, Dezful, Zanjan, and Hamedan, protesting for their demands.

In Ahvaz, retirees also marched in the streets.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the deprived and defiant retirees, and reiterated that they have shown their perseverance through the continuation of their protests while chanting, “We will not rest until we get our rights,” and “Only by taking it to the streets, we could gain our rights.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi urged the youth to support the retirees’ nationwide movement and added: So long as this regime is in power, poverty, inflation, and unemployment, as well as corruption and repression, will continue.”

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