Continuoes strikes in spite of public threats by the Iranian regime
Alamolhoda one of Iranian regimes cleric stated following the widespread truckers strike in Iran: “Iran is not France or Britain where you could take part in a strike.”
In Zarrin Shahr, central Iran, anti-riot units took measures to disperse the drivers and truck owners protesting in the city’s fruit terminal. The protesting drivers attacked the regime’s units and forced them to flee the scene.
In Khorramdareh, northwest Iran, state police units intended to strip the license plates of trucks belonging to protesting truckers. The drivers resisted and forced the police to retreat.
As this movement spreads, taxi drivers in Kermanshah and Bukan joined the protests by launching a strike on Thursday. On Wednesday, taxi drivers in Sanandaj also went on strike and joined the ranks of their trucker colleagues.
In recent days Snap taxi drivers – an agency affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards – also went on strike in the cities of Tehran, Tabriz, Yazd, Shirvan, Isfahan, and Shiraz.