Workers in over 110 industrial sites throughout the country are on strike while various workers and employees hold gatherings to protest for their rights. The protesting retirees in cities like Tehran and Shush have also taken to the streets to demand an end to the regime’s corruption, destructive economic policies and the plundering of their money.
However, Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company directors and site security guards in Shush have attacked the workers’ representatives who have been on strike outside the company building for some time now, leading to further protests. In other reports, officials of a local petrochemical site banned 200 workers from entering the site who had previously protested the regime’s payment policies and rallied for higher paychecks.
April 30 – Kermanshah, western #Iran
Pensioners and retirees of the regime's Social Security Organization are protesting high prices, poverty, corruption, inflation, poor living conditions and officials' refusal to address their demands.#IranProtests2023 pic.twitter.com/LZAWACpVIw
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) April 30, 2023
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) urged Iran’s workers and the entire nation to join ranks in their protests and link up with the nation’s larger struggle to overthrow the regime.
The protests have expanded to at least 282 cities and more than 750 people have been killed while over 30,000 have been arrested by the regime’s forces, according to sources of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The names of 675 killed protesters have been published by the MEK.
Happy International Workers' Day to the workers and laborers, who refuse to accept oppression, inequality, and repression, and have risen up to protest and revolt, and to the millions of honorable men and women whose whole being has been shackled by the mullahs with temporary… pic.twitter.com/b3BiZYGp6D
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) May 1, 2023
The protesters continue to condemn the oppressive Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and paramilitary Basij units, along with other security units, that are on the ground suppressing the peaceful demonstrations.
MEK Resistance Units in the cities of Behbahan in southwest Iran and Hashtgerd near Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, portrayed large images of Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi to show their solidarity with the protesters. Workers in the city of Asaluyeh, southern Iran, have also expressed their anger against the mullahs’ regime in graffiti that read, “Workers are aware and hate the mullahs and the Shah! Down with Khamenei! Down with the Shah!”
NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi emphasized that the workers’ anger and determination for revolution and freedom are more powerful than the regime’s oppressive force. She urged the workers to join forces with their colleagues who have formed Resistance Units and spark uprisings, thus connecting their protests with the larger struggle to overthrow the regime.
She said that the exasperated and rebellious workers and laborers of Iran, united hand in hand with the great army of freedom, shall bring down the religious tyranny and usher in a new era where Iran’s workers are valued, and their rights are respected.
Brief on Iran Nationwide Uprising- Sunday, April 30, 2023 #IranRevoIution #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/cHjEzomG6I
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) May 1, 2023
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