Iranian workers, defrauded creditors and butchers in various cities held more than 4 protests yesterday to express their economic grievances, according to reports gathered by Iran News Wire.
Haft Tappeh Sugarcane factory workers hold 9th day of protests
Yesterday, workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane factory in the southwestern city of Shush held a gathering outside the company’s offices for the 9th consecutive day. They were protesting the recent lay-offs of their colleagues.
In videos circulating on social media, one of the workers identified as Ibrahim Abbasi said that security agents had forced him to give a written commitment not give a speech from atop a stone structure where workers had given speeches previous days.
“I did not go on the structure but I wrote (in my written commitment) that until I still have a tongue, until I live, I will defend workers,” he said in the video addressing other workers.
The new round of Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers’ protests started on September 23 after 21 workers were laid off by the factory.
Security institutions in Shush have threatened workers not to participate in the strike and there were reports that more than 40 of them were summoned in the past few days.
Most recently, seven activists linked to previous rounds of Haft Tappeh protests were sentenced to up to 18 years of prison.
Defrauded Caspian creditors demand stolen savings in Mashhad
Also yesterday, defrauded creditors of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) affiliated Caspian Credit Institution held a gathering in the northeastern city of Mashhad, demanding their stolen savings.
They gathered outside the 14th branch of the credit institution.
Defrauded creditors all over Iran started their protests around three year ago.
Butchers demonstrate in southwest Iran
According to reports from the sate-run IRNA News Agency, after the only slaughterhouse in the southwestern town of Gachsaran was closed down, butchers gathered outside the town’s veterinary institution demanding its re-opening.
The Gachsaran Municipality closed the slaughterhouse due to repairs on June 24 without informing the veterinary institution. It was supposed to open after one month but after three months, none of the planned renovations and repairs have been carried out.
Si Sakht Municipality workers demand 9 months of delayed paychecks in SW Iran
Si Sakht municipality workers in the southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad have been on strike for 11 days, demanding 9 months of their delayed paychecks.
The workers gathered yesterday holding large banners which read, “Giving empty promises and lies are forbidden! The Governor and City Council must resign!”
Iranians continue to hold protest gatherings to express their economic grievances despite the regime’s ongoing wave of suppression against protesters. Dozens of activists were recently sentenced to long prison terms and in many cases, flogging, for demanding their trampled rights.