The strike has now expanded to 104 sites across 13 provinces, affecting workers in oil, gas, petrochemicals, steel, copper, and other industrial sectors, who are refusing to work until their demands for higher salaries and rights are met.In Sistan & Baluchestan Province, southeast Iran, oppressive security forces ran over two motorcycles with their vehicle, leaving four locals injured on Tuesday night.
After the incident, people in the area gathered at the site, leading authorities to open fire on the crowd, causing more injuries.In Robat Karim, south of Tehran, protesters attacked the local IRGC paramilitary Basij force’s command headquarters in response to the regime’s deliberate chemical gas attacks targeting schoolgirls throughout Iran.
On Monday night, MEK Resistance Units portrayed a large image of Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on Khorramshahr Boulevard in the city of Astara, northern Iran.
The regime’s forces have also targeted schools in their ongoing chemical gas attacks. On Wednesday, the all-girls Hassan Abad School was deliberately attacked, resulting in the poisoning of several students. The all-girls Taghizadeh Elementary School and the Reyhaneh High School in the city of Chabahar were also targeted.
Workers across the country continue to join the nationwide strike, with administrative employees of the ODCC Company in Isfahan protesting their officials’ refusal to increase their paychecks. Well services company workers in Ahvaz protested against their delayed wages, and workers in an industrial site in Sirjan protested the officials’ refusal to increase their pay and acknowledge their violated rights.
April 26 – Isfahan, central #Iran
Administrative employees of the ODCC Company are joining the nationwide strike and protesting their officials' refusal to increase their paychecks.#IranProtests #اعتصابات_سراسری pic.twitter.com/EPI3Qz4zZf
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) April 26, 2023
In Tehran’s Shahrak-e Bagheri district, locals were chanting anti-regime slogans on Wednesday night, including “Down with Khamenei!” Pensioners and retirees of the regime’s Social Security Organization in the city of Ahvaz began holding a rally and marching on Wednesday, protesting high prices, poverty, corruption, inflation, poor living conditions, and officials’ refusal to address their demands.
The government has provided many hollow promises of increasing pensions, yet it has yet to deliver on both demands, leaving pensioners and retirees among the worst-hit segments of Iranian society.
April 25 – Tehran, #Iran
Robbed owners of safety deposit boxes in the regime's Bank Melli rallied outside the Central Bank protesting and demanding their savings, which have been found, be returned.#IranProtestspic.twitter.com/gHFw3PU00z
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) April 25, 2023
The Iranian opposition coalition NCRI President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, praised the workers for continuing their strike despite the regime’s oppression, saying, “I commend the workers and laborers who are currently on strike fighting for their rights.”
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