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Teachers and Retirees Hold Protest in Many Cities Across Iran

Teachers and Retirees Protest Rallies Across Iran – June 16, 2022
Teachers and Retirees Protest Rallies Across Iran – June 16, 2022

Teachers in several Iranian cities held protest rallies in protest to government policies. They are protesting low paychecks as inflation continues to rise.

Protesters are also demanding the release of jailed teachers. Teachers across Iran regularly rally for better wages, job security, and education reform.

The government and parliament have failed to respond to teachers’ demands to adjust their salaries. Demonstrators also protested systemic repression of teachers.

Also, retirees and pensioners of the Social Security Organization returned to the streets on Wednesday, June 15, for the ninth consecutive day of protest rallies against the government’s destructive polices and lack of response to their outstanding demands regarding low wages and pensions, insurance issues, and poor living conditions.

Protests were reported in Tehran, Ahvaz, Dorud, 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.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) sent a message in this regard and said:

Once again, the cry of Iranian teachers’ demanding their rights and the freedom of imprisoned teachers echoed across the country. Iran protests and strikes by teachers, retirees, workers, and Bazaar merchants has caused panic in the clerical regime.
The only path to justice and freedom is through the overthrow of the mullahs. I call on Iranian youth to rise up and support the protesters.

The continuing protests and strikes by pensioners, shopkeepers, the Bazaar and other sectors of Iran’s society, chanting “death to Raisi,” reflect the rage of a nation arisen to obtain its rights, end the mullahs’ rule and establish democracy and people’s sovereignty.

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