177 protests against Iran’s Mullah regime in 57 Iranian cities in August 2019
According to a report of the people’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), at least 177 protest movements took place in 57 cities across Iran.
The mullahs' regime is taking all repressive measures to prevent the spread of protests involving the various classes of the Iranian people, for fear of being overthrown by the Iranian people and resistance.
Throughout the past month, the regime has carried out large-scale arrests, thrown protesters behind bars, and sentenced activists of workers and teachers to lashes and prison. Families of some members of the People's Mojahedin were also arrested inside Iran.
Despite these repressive measures, protests by the various classes of the Iranian people against the mullahs' regime continue. According to a report by members of the people’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), at least 177 protests took place during August in 57 cities and 26 villages of Iran.
the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, said on her online account: Repression, persecution and racial discrimination will not cease as long as the mullahs rule the country; We must not accept this dire situation We must seize and restore the rights of the people.
Statistics of the protests
The following are the statistics of the protests conducted by different classes during the month:
Workers: total number of protests 83
OTHER PROTESTS: Total number of protests 52
TEACHERS: Total number of protests 17
HUNGER STRIKES BY IRANIAN PRISONERS: Total number of hunger strikes: 13
DEFRAUDED CREDIT CUSTOMERS: total number of protests 12
Characteristics of the protests
The following cases of protests can be noted during this month:
- Some protests were organized through prior invitations.
- Some protests were organized with the participation of two social classes (practicing teachers and retired teachers for example).
- Some protests (especially workers) continue for several days.
Workers organized 83 protests in August in 29 cities, commercial areas and industrial towns and 20 provinces with an average of three protests per day.
The gatherings were mostly in protest of delayed paychecks, dismissal of workers, the non-renewal of workers’ contract and lack of job security.
Teachers held 17 protests in 8 cities and 8 provinces.
What distinguishes the protests was that they were organized. In this regard, we can refer to the demonstrations of teachers in Tehran, Isfahan, and Yazd in one day, and their demonstrations in Kermanshah, Oromiyeh, Isfahan, Tabriz and Ahvaz in one day.
Teachers protests’ number increased this month compared to last month which is significant as schools were out for summer break.
Teachers protested the discrimination in rights, their low paychecks, dire livelihood conditions, not receiving their pay, not being officially hired, not applying the classification law, and the arrest of teachers among other issues.
It is worth mentioning that retired teachers participated in some demonstrations and presented their demands.
DEFRAUDED CREDIT CUSTOMERS
Defrauded creditor customers held 12 protests in 4 cities in Iran in August.
These citizens took advantage of the summer vacation and took their protest marches to Tehran before the judiciary, the prosecutor's office, the Ministry of Justice, the central bank and the office of the head of the judiciary.
Other sectors of the society held 38 protests in 28 cities and 19 provinces.
During this month, there were several confrontations between the people and the repressive forces of the mullahs.
It should be noted that there were clashes between residents of the village of "Hani Garmaleh" and the border guards in Paw in protest against the storming of their homes for inspection by security forces. The landowners gathered at the army air force camp Njat Khadma and clashed with them in a palace area in Dreyasar, Mahmudabad, demolishing a telecommunications mast in Masal and forcing police forces to withdraw.
Hunger strikes in Iran prisons
There were 13 cases of hunger strikes by prisoners in August in 8 prisons and 7 cities. (including 12 individual cases, and one collective case). The other prisoners used the hunger strike to protest and demand their demands be met.
For Levant News - Information Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran