Thousands Rally Outside Iran Parliament

On Tuesday February 21, thousands of people rallied outside Iran’s parliament in Tehran. 1,000 retired nurses from across Iran held a gathering to protest and demand better pensions. Women consisted of the majority in this gathering.

Another 400 retired Interior Ministry workers from Khorasan Razavi Province, northeast Iran, also held a gathering at this site, protesting and holding placards written, “We demand pensions and insurance equal to other ministries.”

Around 150 teachers who retired in 2016 held a similar rally before the parliament.

Reports also indicate 1,200 engineers, experts and personnel of the state communications company’s private sector rallied and demanded direct contracts, being officially hired and job security.