The full text of this statement is as follows:
On Saturday morning, December 11, 2021, teachers and educators in 110 cities across Iran, in at least 30 provinces of the country, staged a sit-in to protest against the dire living conditions and low salaries. According to the teachers’ call, these protest rallies will continue on Sunday and Monday, December 12 and 13.
During their sit-in, the teachers held placards reading: “Teachers rise up to end discrimination,” “Teachers’ humiliation is equal to the nation’s humiliation,” “Strike, rally, unions are, our inalienable rights,” “Full implementation of Ranking Act is our inalienable right,” “Free the imprisoned teachers,” “the teachers are vigilant, and hate discrimination.”
The experience of the last four decades has proven that as long as the corrupt and criminal system of velayat-e-faqih is in power in Iran, poverty, corruption, high prices, injustice, and repression will intensify. Only with the overthrow of this criminal regime and the establishment of democracy will these atrocities end.
The Iranian Resistance hails the freedom-loving and arisen teachers and educators throughout the country and calls on the people, especially students, to support them. It also urges all teachers, educators, and students’ unions to condemn the discrimination and suppression of teachers and students in Iran and support their demands.