HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, 2022, at least eighteen protests took place in Iran.

Sunday, August 14

The pensioners of the Social Security Organization demonstrated in Ahvaz, Kermanshah Shush, Karkheh, Haft-Tappeh, Rasht, Bojnurd, Ardabil and Babol in protest against the insufficient increase in pensions.

A group of poultry farmers demonstrated before the Parliament in Tehran to protest against the low fixed chicken price and the supply shortage of livestock inputs.

A number of shareholders of Sepahan Oil Company gathered before the company building in Tehran and protested against mismanagement and not addressing their issues.

 

The telecommunication staff gathered before this organization in Urmia to protest against the seven-month non-payment of premiums and other issues.

A group of oil industry employees protested against low salaries, unfair working hours and high taxes by publishing their pictures with placards in their hands at their workplace. They also demanded the calculation of their salaries based on article 10 of the Duties and Responsibilities Laws for oil industry employees.

In Sanandaj, the green maintenance workers protested in front of the municipality to protest against poor living conditions and unpaid wages and end-of-year bonuses.

For the second consecutive day, a group of truck drivers demonstrated before the Governor’s office in Sirik county, Hormozgan Province. Reportedly, the fuel portions of these drivers have been cut due to adjusting a new fuel portion scheme.

 

Saturday, August 13

A number of workers of the Abadan Oil refining Company protested before the central building of this company to protest against the delay in payments and the increase in taxes.

A number of citizens with disability (muscular dystrophy) protested against the medicine shortage in front of the Presidential Administration Office in Tehran.

A number of employees of Water and Wastewater Companies in Hormozgan Province gathered before the Governor-General Office to demand three-month unpaid wages.

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Sunday, July 24, at least five protests took place in Iran.

A group of farmers who are cultivating rapeseed gathered in front of the Governor’s Office in Behbahan to demand the rest of the payment for their sold rapeseed crops to the government.

A group of the Yazd Telecommunication Company’s staff gathered in front of the company’s central building. According to these protestors, four months after the new year, their salary and benefits have not yet been increased.

A group of students of the Sharif University of Technology protested against the food subsidy cuts for summer terms.

In Kermanshah, the pensioners of the Social Security Organization protested against an insufficient increase in pensions.

A number of residents of a district in Shahrekord, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, gathered in front of the Governor-general’s office to protest against the farmland allocation.

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, five protests took place in Iran.

The pensioners of the Social Security Organization continued their protest against low pensions in Ardabil, Kermanshah, Ahvaz, Shush and Shushtar. They chanted slogans asking for the president’s resignation.

A group of medical staffers gathered in front of the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences to protest against layoffs and other issues.

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Monday, July 4, 2022, three protests and one labour strike took place in Iran.

In Dorud and Shushter, the pensioners of the Social Security Organization continued their protests against the insufficient annual pension increase. They chanted, ” They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” and “our wage in Rial, cost of living in Dollar.”

A group of minibus drivers in Bandar Abbas gathered in front of the governor-general building to protest against the recent decrease in fuel portions and crowded gas stations.

Last Sunday, the employees of the municipality of Zarneh, Ilam Province, went on strike to demand their unpaid wages and benefits.

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, a number of protests took place in Iran. Read our review below for details, photos, and videos from these demonstrations:

The pensioners of the Social Security Organization continued their protest in Ahvaz, Shushtar, Kermanshah, Rasht and Ardabil. They protested against the government’s decision to increase the pensions by only 10 per cent, which falls below the amount that the Supreme Labor Council has enacted.

A number of driving school instructors held a protest in Mashhad. They protested against low wages and increasing car maintenance costs.

A number of teachers working in overseas schools gathered in front of the Courthouse of Tehran to protest against not addressing their demands.

A group of students of Islamic Azad University in Kish gathered at campus to ask for holding in-person exams.

The insulation workers of petrochemical companies went on strike to demand an increase in wages.

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Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Monday, June 20, 2022, a number of protests took place in different cities across Iran.

The laid-off workers of Ahan Ajin Mining Company, working in the Sungun copper mine, gathered and protested before this company office.

The Social Security Organization’s pensioners continued their protest for levelling up pensions in the cities of Kerman, Rasht and Zanjan.

A number of workers of the Lali Municipality in Khuzestan Province gathered and protested against delayed wags and insurance payments.

A group of truck owners protested in front of the Fuel Transportation Management department to ask for their demands.

In Urmia city, a number of garbage truck drivers staged a strike in protest against low wages.

In Mashhad, the drivers of the Negin Pakhsh Company went on strike to ask for their demands.

HRANA Recap: This Week’s Protests in Iran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, a number of protests took place this week in Iran. Read our recap below for details, photos, and videos from the demonstrations

Thursday, June 2

A number of the residents of the Nikdasht village in Hormozgan Province gathered in front of the governorate building in the city of Bashagard.

They protested against the lack of facilities in schools and gas cylinder supply.

Friday, June 3

A group of shareholders of the housing cooperatives of the Justice Administrative Court office held a protest in a district in Tehran. Ten years ago, the cooperative sold them pieces of land, which have not yet been delivered.

Monday, June 6

The pensioners of the Social Security Organization held protests in the cities of Shiraz, Isfahan, Sari, Urmia, Bojnurd, Khorramabad, Arak, Ardabil, Ahvaz, Karaj, Mashhad, Dezful, Kerman, Zanjan, Bandar-Abbas, Shiraz, Rasht, Qazvin and Kermanshah, Shush, Shushtar and Tehran. They gathered in front of either the Social Security Organization’s building or the governorate building or the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare. In Tehran, a number of pensioners also gathered before the parliament.

The pensioners protested against the government’s decision to increase the pensions by only 10 per cent which falls below the amount that the Supreme Labor Council has enacted.

In Tabriz, about a thousand pensioners gathered before the Social Security organization and then they rallied in the streets toward the governorate building. They chanted “Pensioners are awake and know his rights”, “living costs in dollar, wages in rials”, “inflation 100%, increase in wages 10%”, “incompetent Minister! Step down”, “Lying president! what happened to your promises.”

A group of personnel of the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad gathered before the governorate building in Ilam City to ask for their demands.

A group of workers of the Municipality of Shush gathered before the governorate building in this city. They said that the governor, the mayor and city council members have not yet fulfilled their promises and the workers have not yet received their wages.

A number of residents of Parand City in Tehran Province protested against water outages and the lack of accountability from the local authorities.

 Tuesday, June 7

The social security pensioners held protests in Rasht, Arak, Tabriz, Bandar-Abas, Isfahan, Zanjan, Kermanshah, Karaj, Borujerd, Shush, Dorud, Kerman, Ilam, Ardabil, Qazvin, Yazd and Ahvaz. These pensioners ask for raising pensions in accordance with inflation. However, the government has not increased the pensions as much as the Supreme Labor Council has enacted.

For the second consecutive day, a number of workers of the Shush Municipality gathered before the governorate building to ask for their demands.

The personnel of the Islamic Azad University gathered before the University Central Organization to ask for their wages and close wage disparities.

In Tabriz, a group of firefighters and the Municipal safety service workers held protests before the Municipal building to ask for increasing wages. According to them, a 10 per cent annual increase in wage cannot catch up with more than 40 per cent inflation.

A group of citizens who have pre-purchased apartments from a construction project known as Arya protested for not receiving their apartments.

Wednesday, June 8

The Social Security Organization pensioners continued their protests in Tehran Ahvaz, Shush, Yazd, Kermanshah, Arak, Mashhad, Karaj, Khorramabad and Kerman. They chanted slogans against the government and the Social Security Organization.

In this regard, in an open statement, the Tehran Retirement Centre asked the government to increase the pensions in compliance with the Supreme Labor Council’s enactment.

A number of citizens, who have lost their money in the recent robbery of Iran Safe Deposit Boxes of Melli Bank, protested in front of the Iran Ministry of Roads & Urban Development in Tehran.

This protest turned violent by police interference.  

In recent days, dozens of safe deposit boxes from Melli Bank were stolen by some burglars.

A group of citizens who have pre-purchased apartments in a housing construction project known as Mehr, assembled in front of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development in Tehran. After 11 years, they still have not received their apartments.

In Gilan Province, a group of retirees held a protest to ask for raising pensions in accordance with Supreme Labor Council’s enactment.

In Kermanshah, working and retired teachers protested against the arrest of several teachers union activists. They also showed their concerns about detained teachers health conditions, who are on hunger strike and asked them to end the strike.

Thursday, June 9

For the fourth consecutive day, the pensioners of the Social Security Organization held protests in the cities of Karaj, Zanjan, Arak and Rasht. The protestors chanted slogans reflecting their poor living conditions and their frustration over inflation and the authorities’ incompetency.

The pensioners demand the 38% increase as it has been enacted by Supreme Labor Council.

A number of farmers from Lenjan in Isfahan Province protested in front of the governorate building to ask for their water portion.

A number of the residents of the Esfarjan village in Isfahan Province gathered and protested against a mining construction in the vicinity of their neighbourhood.