Day 19 of Iran truckers’ strike
Despite the Iran truckers’ strike going into its 19 consecutive
Reports indicate that truck drivers held protest gatherings in the central province of Isfahan. Truckers gathered outside a battery shop in Isfahan’s Zarin Shahr to protest the high price of tires and spare parts.
In the Mobarakeh Loading Terminal in Isfahan, truck drivers gathered in protest to the failure of officials to take action on their grievances.
Images and videos from Shiraz also show that trucks are still parked in terminals and refuse to load.
Despite government and Iran’s judiciary threats that detained truckers would receive the death penalty, truck drivers are determined to continue their strike as videos circulating on social media indicate.
Truck drivers who have participated in the strike since day one have said that in order to show that the strike has ended, government officials are now pressuring them to move their trucks from the terminals to prevent them from filming the parked trucks which is an indication that the strike has still not ended.
Reports also indicate that government agents have taken down the Mobarakeh Loading Terminal sign and have put up a parking sign instead at the loading terminal. They are now forcing truckers to pay 10,000 tomans (around $2) per day to park there in an effort to end the strike.
According to reports, the bazaar merchants’ strike which started two days ago was still ongoing in a number of locations in Tehran on its third day. Shops in
In the city of Qom, fruit and vegetable sellers had also closed their stores.