MEK Iran: Protests Across the Country Shake the Regime’s Foundations
The main opposition to the Iranian regime –The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran)– has reported that dozens of protests have been taking place across the country over the past few days.
All walks of life have been taking part in the protests
The restiveness of society is palpable and people from all walks of life have been taking part in the protests, making their anger against the regime heard.
Protests by pensioners and retirees
Pensioners and retirees living on social security took to the streets in 21 cities across Iran on Sunday. This was their third consecutive week of protests in which they have been drawing attention to the very difficult living conditions that have to deal with because of the extremely low payments they have to live on.
Many struggles to afford the most essential of necessities because of their pension payments that have not increased in line with living costs that have soared over the past few years.
They expressed their exasperation at the regime’s promises that are never fulfilled and made it clear that they hold the regime and its officials responsible for the economic mess the country has been left in.
And it is true – the regime has plundered the Pension Fund and has left the people struggling. The pensioners and retirees declared that they will not rest until their rights have been met.
Protests by Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO)
On the same day, workers from the Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO) also took to the streets in protests. They were holding a symbolic coffin to draw attention to their demands.
They gathered near the local Social Security Organization offices where they called officials out for not ensuring that their salaries have been paid. The workers at this company (one of the biggest heavy equipment manufacturers in the country) have not been paid for several months.
Protests by school workers and teachers
School workers and teachers also gathered to protest and call for their rights to be respected. School guardians gathered in front of Majlis, the regime’s Parliament, on Sunday to draw attention to their salaries and bonuses, and benefits that have not been paid for months.
Teachers also participated in these protests. They too were calling for their rights to be met.
Other protests took place across the country
Workers from the Ilam Petrochemical Company gathered to protest against the unfair recruitment process.
Emergency personnel and workers from the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences protested against the non-implementation of the Extraordinary and Productivity Promotion Law.
Shahriar Municipality workers gathered to protest against the non-payment of their wages.
These are just a few of the protests that took place across the country, but they show just how fed up people are with the regime and they demonstrate the delicate and fragile state that society is in.
State-run media outlets have been warning the regime about the explosive state of society and some officials have expressed their concern about an imminent uprising.
The people have been the first victims of the Iranian regime and its mismanagement, corruption, and suppression for the past four decades. They have nothing to lose as the regime has taken everything away from them.
It is clear to see that society wants the regime to fall and it is obvious that another major uprising is going to erupt very soon.