Sunday, June 19, 2022: Retirees and pensioners of the Social Security Organization took to the streets again for the 13th consecutive day of rallies and gatherings against the regime’s corruption, destructive polices, and refusal to address their outstanding demands over a long list of economic woes, including low wages and pensions, insurance issues, and poor living conditions.
Protests were reported in Ahvaz, Shushtar, Rasht, Arak, Kermanshah, Shush and other cities. Retirees and pensioners have been holding regular protests as their living conditions continue to deteriorate because of the nosediving economic conditions, escalating inflation, and skyrocketing prices of food staples, including bread, milk, dairy products, eggs, poultry, and cooking oil.
While the retirees and Social Security Organization pensioners previously held their demonstrations on a weekly basis, this is the first time that they are rallying for several successive days. The protests are taking place despite heavy security measures by the regime and have continued for nearly two weeks.
It is worth noting that retirees and pensioners took the streets on Saturday, June 18, for the 12th consecutive day of rallies and gatherings against the regime’s corruption and destructive policies in Tehran, Ahvaz, Shushtar, Abadan, Bandar Abbas, Zanjan, and Shush.