On Social Security Pensioners Day, Pensioners Demonstrate in 20 Provinces, Chant Anti-regime Slogans
Iranian pensioners rallied and demonstrated in 20 provinces to protest low salaries and the regime’s disregard for their rights. The protests coincided with the Day of Social Security Pensioners in Iran, on Saturday, July 16. The protesters demanded an increase in their salaries, commensurate with the skyrocketing inflation in Iran that has pushed them into absolute poverty. The social security organization in the regime refuses to implement the advice of its own government agencies that suggest a 38% increase in pensioners’ salaries.
Pensioners gathered and demonstrated outside the Social Security Organization in Tehran, and outside social security offices in Ahvaz, Shushtar, Karaj, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Babol, Sari, Arak, Ardabil, Khoramshahr, Shush, Bandar Abbas, Zanjan, Ilam, Andimshek, Tabriz, Mashhad, Rasht, Khorramabad, Qazvin, Sirjan, Dezful, Hamadan, Birjand, Bojnord, Ramhormoz, and Kerman
Angry protestors chanted slogans such as: “Death to Raisi”, “There is no god except Allah, Raisi is the enemy of Allah”, “Death to the six-grader (i.e. Raisi) government”, “Six-grader government will go away soon”, “Mullahs must get lost”, ” Neither compromise nor surrender; battle until victory”, “No more humiliation; either death or life”, “If there is less embezzlement, our problems will be solved”, ” Save us of so much suppression”, “Both the parliament and the government lie to the nation”, “Incompetent Minister, Shame on you!”, “Securing pensioners is a lie”, “The government betrays, the parliament supports”, “Until we obtain our rights, it will be the same every day”, ” We won’t live under oppression, we’ll sacrifice our lives for freedom, woe to this slavery”, “we will fight, we will fight, we will not compromise”.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the freedom-loving pensioners who have stood up against the plundering regime and said that just as the protesters in Ahvaz shouted, “there is no god except Allah, Raisi is the enemy of Allah”, the battle with these enemies of God and the people will continue until victory.