Iran’s Shoe market on strike for the second day,Iran on the verge of revolution
The shopkeepers in the shoe market in Vahid, Azam and Kamali malls on Tehran’s 15th Khordad Avenue continued their strike for the second day on Sunday.
The strike began on Saturday in protest at the unprecedented cost of raw materials for shoe production. Shopkeepers in Sepahsalar market, Mousavi market and Manouchehr Khani market also joined the shoemakers’ strike.
On Sunday, the shopkeepers in these markets rallied and chanted “Zealous marketers, Support! Support!”, “Down with high costs”, and “Death to the Dictator”. The protest continued despite the fact that the intelligence agents were putting the shopkeepers under great pressure to prevent them from closing their shops.
At the same time500 retired workers from the Naznakh and Farnakh spinning factory in Qazvin, gathered in front of Qazvin governorate. The regime fails to pay their wage claims even ten years after their retirement.
In Naghadeh, following the refusal of government authorities to pay farmers’ claims, the sugar beet farmers took control of the Azarqand factory since four days ago. They took control of the factory, expelled the factory officials, and shut down the factory on August 8th in protest at nonpayment of their claims for one year.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 13, 2018
Iran’s Shoe market on strike, Mashhad city
Protesters in Monday’s demonstration are seen chanting:
August 13, 2018, Mashhad- New footage received from Mashhad, shows that people pare joining the demonstration launched by shoemakers of Bazar.#Iran #IranRegimeChange #IranProtests #MEK pic.twitter.com/ZgXR8HB4ho
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) August 13, 2018