MEK Iran: Retirees protests for sixth consecutive week in 26 cities of 21 provinces
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the retiree’s protests for the sixth consecutive week in 26 cities of 21 provinces.
Retirees protests for a sixth consecutive week
On February 28, the retirees and social security pensioners protested for the sixth time in Tehran and 25 other cities across Iran. They protest in objection to their terrible living conditions, high prices, and the indifference of the regime’s officials.
Retirees and pensioners have now joined the poor sectors of society as a result of the clerical regime’s plundering policies.
The MEK supporters from the city of Tehran reported that the rally began in front of the Social Security Organization. Retirees and pensioners continued with a march to the regime’s Planning and Budget Organization.
Despite the repressive State Security Force (SSF) showed up in force to prevent others from joining the rally.
Retirees protests across the country included:
In addition to Tehran, retirees in Ahvaz, Yazd, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Zanjan, Arak, Ilam, Khorramabad, Karaj, Ardabil, Mashhad, Isfahan, Rasht, Sanandaj, Shiraz, Bojnurd, Qazvin, Neyshabur, Shahroud, Shooshtar, Shush, Kerman, Sari, Dezful, and Abadan.
Retirees and pensioners also held protest gatherings in front of local Social Security Organization or governate.
The MEK supporters from the city of Shush reported that the people marched from the office of a regime parliament member to the governor’s office. The MEK supporters from the city of Ardabil reported that the repressive forces attacked the retirees’ gathering and seized their placards, stopping the protest.
Among the retirees and pensioners slogans were:
“Only by taking it to the streets, we could gain our rights,” “The nation has never seen so much injustice,” “Our enemy is right here, they lie that it’s America,” “Yesterday’s hard workers, today’s protesters,” “The retirees demand: Wages on par with the inflation rate,” “We are paid in rials (Persian currency equal to 0.000024 USD), while our expenses are in dollars,” “We won’t rest until we get our rights,” “Rouhani must be held accountable for inflation and high prices,” “The bankrupt state is the retirees’ enemy,” “Yesterday’s veterans, today’s Hungry.”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) saluted the deprived and defiant retirees and said that as long as this corrupt and plundering regime is in power, poverty, discrimination, inflation, high prices and unemployment will continue and intensify.
The continuation of the retirees’ protests reflects the resolve of the people of Iran to gain their rights. The most important usurped right is the people’s rule usurped by the evil clerical regime.