Iranian government employees, workers, taxi drivers and depositors held protests on Monday and Tuesday in various Iranian cities.
On Tuesday, creditors who have lost their savings to the Revolutionary Guards-affiliated Caspian Credit Institution gathered outside Iran’s parliament building in Tehran demanding that those responsible for their stolen savings be brought to justice.
Fired employees of the Arman Institute, who have 10 years of work experience, gathered in protest to their dismissal and the government’s failure to respond to their demands.
On Monday, the students at Tehran’s Khajeh Nasir Univeristy gathered to protest charging fees for their classes, new and unjust regulations implemented to the new study courses, substandard food and dorm conditions, and the disregard for the students’ social and daily issues.
The students chanted, “Our careless authorities are our disgrace”.
Elsewhere, a group of workers of the Vahdat Labor Association and Mellal Institute, two local government-run financial entities, rallied on Monday in Tehran to protest being laid-off after ten years of experience working for these firms. The protest rallies were held in front of Iran’s judiciary in Tehran.
They were holding banners and placards which read, “We are flood-hit residents of Lorestan and Khuzestan provinces. Our lives have been literally washed away by recent floods, and now the company is firing us making our livelihood next to impossible. Our lives are being threatened.”
The protesters chanted, “Having a decent job is our inalienable right.”