Iranians hold protests in Tehran, Mashhad, Zanjan, and Kashan Wednesday and Thursday.
On Thursday creditors who have lost their savings to the Revolutionary Guards-affiliated Caspian Credit Institution gathered outside Iran Central Bank in Tehran demanding that those responsible for their stolen savings be brought to justice.
For more than a year, the creditors calling “Deposit losers” who have lost their saving to the regime’s affiliated credit institutions protesting and demanding their money back.
The term “deposit losers” in Iran is a new socioeconomic expression. This term is said to be a part of the Iranian people whose financial deposits have been deposited by governmental financial institutions or other approved organizations for buying a home or a vehicle, etc. but have not been returned to them and even illegally blocked.
The drivers of the private bus line in Zanjan city, north-west of Tehran and Minibus drivers in Mashhad went on strike protesting to their dismissal and the government’s failure to respond to their demands.
Also on Monday Tehran University students staged a protest against heightened enforcement of religious restrictions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The protest began with students chanting slogans and holding signs outside the university’s Fine Arts faculty, denouncing Iran’s mandatory hijab rules for women and highlighting other concerns such as unemployment and arrests of journalists.
Videos on social media showed pro-regime activists marching outside the university and chanting, “God is great.”
On the other hand, the students of Kashan University staged a protest on Thursday in solidarity with the Tehran University. They protested into the substandard food and dorm conditions, and the disregard for the students’ social and daily issues.
Iran launches new suppressive patrols under various names to further crackdown on dissent and street protests, particularly during the Ramadan.
Iran’s morality police and Basijis forces typically step up public patrols during Ramadan, to ensure that women do not violate hijab rules and the people do not violate prohibitions on eating in daylights hours.