MEK Iran: Iranians Continue Protests Across the Country
Retirees and pensioners protest
Protesters showed their anger over the government’s plundering policies. On April 14 and 18, retirees and pensioners staged countrywide protests in at least 40 cities.
Retirees declared their disappointment about both government factions and vowed to boycott the upcoming Presidential election in June. The intelligence and security forces had tried to disperse protests by threatening messages, but they failed.
People took to the streets in different provinces blaming mullah regime officials for oppression and mismanagement creating enormous dilemmas and hardship for citizens.
For the second time in four days, retirees and pensioners, also welfare recipients affiliated with the Social Security Organization rallied in nearly 20 cities in different provinces. According to the MEK network inside Iran, the presence of women was significant during the protests. To prevent protests, plain clouds intelligence and security forces had sent threatening messages to retirees and pensioners. However, retirees and pensioners did not care about the mullah regime threats and once again took to the streets.
MEK supporters from the Ardabil province—on Saturday, April 17, reported that the teachers affiliated with the literacy movement staged a gathering in front of the local education department.
Khuzestan province, Maskan Mehr members protest
MEK supporters from the Khuzestan province on Saturday, April 17, reported that the members of the housing institution of Mina Maskan Mehr project in Masjed Soleiman city held a rally in front of the local Governorate. Protesters said the project had started in 2006, but, the institution has failed to complete the project and deliver people’s houses.
Khuzestan province, municipal workers protest
MEK supporters also reported that on the same day the municipal workers in Khorramshahr city once again held a rally in front of the local Governorate. They protested officials’ failure to pay their overdue salaries.
Chahrmahal and Bakhtiari province merchants protest
MEK supporters from the Chahrmahal and Bakhtiari province on Saturday, April 17, reported that the merchants of Shahrekord city staged a gathering, protesting decisions made by the Provincial Covid-19 Task Force. Protesters said the Task Force’s decisions have placed them on the verge of financial collapse and made massive disadvantages for them while the municipality still insists on taxes.
Chahrmahal and Bakhtiari province, protest against the water mafia
MEK supporters also reported that on the same day the residents of Shahrekord staged a human chain from Qamar Banihashem Square to Farrokhshahr district against the water mafia.
Tehran, IKCO Shareholders protest
MEK supporters from the city of Tehran on Saturday, April 17, reported that the shareholders of the Iran Khodro automaking company (IKCO) held a rally, protesting the employers’ mismanagement and corruption. They face an 80-percent disadvantage due to employers’ fraud and failures. Protesters had written on a banner: “Parliament, government, competition assembly, and industry ministry, stop hostage-taking the automating and auto parts industries. Don’t fill fixers’ pockets anymore,”.
Tehran, college-graduated teachers protest
MEK supporters also reported that on the same day the college-graduated teachers from the provinces of Semnan and Fars in front of the Supreme Court. They protested officials’ refusal to pay their salaries based on experience.
Tehran plundered stockholders protest
Also, on Wednesday, April 14, plundered stockholders held a rally in front of the Bourse and Stock Exchange Chamber in the Saadat Abad district. They protested vast corruption in the Tehran Stock Market’s managing board and the malign interference of state-backed mafia under the banner of legal firms in decisions.
Oil Workers strike
MEK supporters from the city of Bushehr on Saturday, April 17, reported that the oil workers and employees affiliated with the Liduma company launched a strike, protesting employers’ failure to pay their wages.
Isfahan province, gas-station owners
MEK supporters from Isfahan province on Friday, April 16, reported that the gas station owners protested low-quality and excessive-evaporation fuels provided by the local refinery. Protesters saying that they face massive disadvantages due to evaporating of fuels.
Isfahan province, farmers protest
MEK supporters also reported that on the same day the farmers from eastern parts of the province staged a gathering, protest their anger over officials’ indifference about their water shortage dilemma.
Hormozgan province farmers protest
MEK supporters from Hormozgan province on Thursday, April 15, reported that the farmers protesting officials’ failure to purchase their products, onion farmers in the Hashtbandi district left their production.
Kerman province, farmers protest
MEK supporters from Kerman province on Wednesday, April 14, reported that an onion farmer from Jiroft explained farmers’ dilemmas, which have forced them to sell their products at a very low price to the government.
West Azarbaijan province
MEK supporters from West Azarbaijan province on Wednesday, April 14, reported that the local people of Bolqoun Aqaj village, in the Takab district, clashed with state-backed miners. They protested workers of Papagh Ghala mine and prevented them from entering new equipment and heavy machinery in this region.
Pharmacists in five cities protests
On Wednesday, April 14, pharmacists held rallies in the cities of Rasht, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Tehran. In the capital Tehran, pharmacists staged their rally in front of the Parliament (Majlis).