The main democratic Iranian opposition coalition has called for human rights and workers’ rights defenders and organisations around to the world to support protesters in Iran, by condemning their arrest for peaceful protest and urge the Iranian Regime to release them immediately and unconditionally without charge.

The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) documented the peaceful protests of hundreds of retirees and teachers in Tehran and Isfahan on Monday, August 26, before explaining that the repressive forces of the Regime, in a desperate attempt to quell protests, attacked and assaulted the demonstrators, before arresting several of them.

The Secretariat of the NCRI wrote: “The Iranian Resistance hailed the protesters, the teachers, the retirees and all those suffering under the oppression of the religious fascism ruling Iran. It called on the people and the youths to support the protesters. It also urged international human rights organizations, syndicates and unions across the world to condemn the ruling theocracy’s suppression of the protesters and to take urgent action to secure the release of those arrested.”

The protests

Hundreds of rightfully enraged retirees gathered outside the Labour Ministry in Tehran to stage a protest over low pensions, late payments, inflation, and high prices.

The retirees carried placards that read:

They bravely held the protest in spite of the regime’s repressive measures, but plenty of protesters, particularly those taking pictures and videos, were detained.

While, over in Isfahan, central Iran, a large number of teachers and retirees gather near Enghelab (Revolution) Square to stage their own demonstration against the economic conditions that are leaving them in poverty.

The protesters carried placards that read:

The Iranian Regime is petrified of any protest by their people because of the chance that it could take hold and ignite the whole country, which would bring the mullahs down at the hands of their people, leading to a Free Iran.