MEK Iran: Round of Protests
Workers throughout the oil and petrochemical industries went on strike just days after Iran’s rigged presidential election. More workers joined the nationwide strike after their protest demonstrations spread across the country.
The nationwide strike and protests
On Sunday, dairy farmers in a dozen towns, Social Security retirees, Homa Airlines retirees, Steel Company retirees, Azico credit institution looted investors, pharmacists in Isfahan, Tehran structural employees in Bushehr Petrochemical, and Gama workers held protest marches.
Protests and strikes
On June 19, a day after the appointment of Ebrahim Raisi, a new wave of protests and strikes erupted. Contract oil and petrochemical employees went on strike for the first time.
They’re asking for higher pay and improved working conditions. Full-time employees soon followed their counterparts in going on strike.
Intimidate contract workers
This is noteworthy because the dictatorship tried to intimidate contract workers by threatening to dismiss them if they continued to protest, and some of them were fired as a result.
Officials from the dictatorship, on the other hand, are unable to employ the same tactic to intimidate full-time professionals.
The oil and chemical workers’ strike is damaging the regime’s economy, which is based on oil export. “The strike of thousands of oil, gas, and petrochemical contract workers entered its eighth day on Sunday, and now workers of about 61 contractors are on strike,” the state-run Asr Khabar admitted on Sunday, indicating the regime’s dread of further protests.
Dissatisfaction all over the country
The country’s economic foundations are the oil and petrochemical sectors, which the regime desperately needs to fund its terrorism and warmongering organization. The next series of strikes, along with international sanctions against the government for its nefarious operations, will put the mullahs in a smaller gap between the sword and the wall.
Additionally, in the previous seven months, protests by people from all walks of life have expanded across Iran, demonstrating the country’s dissatisfaction. The Iranian people are in a disastrous economic situation and as a result of the Covid-19 inhumane policies, many Iranians are dying.
Widespread boycott of the regime’s sham election
The Iranian public’s antipathy for the leadership has reached new heights. People do not want the regime ruling their lives, as seen by the recent widespread boycott of the regime’s sham election and the mullahs’ decision to appoint the notorious Ebrahim Raisi as their new president, further oppressing the people.
The current sequence of strikes and protests herald a widespread insurrection, following the events of the previous few months. The dictatorship and its officials are afraid of new major protests.
“Not paying attention to people’s dissent could cause chaos and increase the political rift [between the regime and people]. This matter would only increase the citizens’ dissatisfaction and anger,” On Sunday, June 27, 2021, the state-run Sharq newspaper issued a warning.
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