MEK Iran: The Retirees’ Nationwide Protests with Significant Presence of Women
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the retirees’ nationwide protests with a significant presence of women, “We will not vote anymore, we have heard enough lies”, “Parliament, government enough lying to the nation “.
The thirteenth week running nationwide protests
For the thirteenth week running in the past three months, retirees and pensioners protested on Sunday, April 18, 2021, against the dire living conditions, high prices, and low wages.
The retirees and pensioners protested in Tehran and 16 other cities and called for a boycott of the regime’s sham elections. The retiree’s and pensioners’ rallies and marches took place while the regime’s repressive forces sent threatening text messages to retirees and pensioners warning them against participating in the rallies.
Retirees and pensioners in Tehran and other cities gathered in front of the Social Security Organization and its local offices. In Tehran, protesters marched from the Social Security Organization to the Shademan subway.
The retirees and pensioners were chanting,
“We will no longer vote because we have not seen any justice,” “Parliament, government enough lying to the nation,” “Government betrays, parliament supports,” “We will not vote anymore, we have heard enough lies,” “We will not rest until we obtain our rights,” “Only by taking to the street we can obtain our rights,” “Unity is the key to our victory,” “Our table is empty, enough of oppression,” “Teachers, workers, let’s unite,” “Arrested retirees must be released,” “Enough of empty promises, our tables are empty,” and “We share the same problems, join us.”
Protests held across the country
In addition to Tehran, retirees and pensioners held protest rallies in Karaj, Isfahan, Ahvaz, Arak, Kerman, Kermanshah, Qazvin, Bandar Abbas, Mashhad, Rasht, Ardabil, Sari, Behshahr, Borujerd, Dezful, Hafttapeh, and Shush held protest rallies in front of the local Social Security offices.
The repressive State Security Force and plainclothes agents prevented people from joining the protesters and filming or photographing the rallies.
In Tehran, demonstrators spread an empty tablecloth to protest the dire living conditions of retirees. The presence of women in Tehran’s gathering was very significant.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The protests by the dignified retirees reflect the cries of protests by all Iranians to obtain their pillaged rights.
Today, Iran’s honorable pensioners and retirees once again held their protests and uprising all across the country chanting mottos that boycotted the regime’s elections.
Theirs is the voice of the Iranian public to gain their rights usurped by the mullahs’ corrupt regime.