Teachers in at least 20 cities across Iran, including Shiraz, Zanjan, Tehran, Kermanshah, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Yasuj, Ardebil and Khoramabad have joined the nationwide protest by Iranian teachers.

In the city of Khoramabad over a thousand teachers gathered outside the offices of the Education Ministry.

In city of Kermanshah in western Iran, family members of the teachers also joined the protest.

In Shiraz, southern Iran, thousands of teachers took to the streets holding signs in English and Persian reading: “Teachers rise up to eliminate discrimination, monthly low wages.”

In Zanjan, hundreds of teachers continued their protest outside the Education Ministry offices despite intimidation by the State Security Forces and agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security.

In Yasuj, police sealed off streets leading to the protest gathering by the teachers in the city.