On January 20, Iranian citizens from different walks of life held at least four rallies and sit-ins in different cities, showing their wrath against the regime’s economic failures and mismanagement.

From several days ago, teachers affiliated with the Literacy Movement and preschool educators from different provinces traveled to Tehran and held a sit-in and rally in front of the Parliament (Majlis). They have camped in a park and announced that they would not leave the place before achieving their demands.

Moreover, shareholders of the Tehran Stock Market continued their rally for the third consecutive day. They blame officials for unkept promises and baseless claims. In 2019, Iranian officials deceived citizens and collected their properties to offset their economic dilemmas. However, they eventually provided the bourse’s shareholders nothing but disadvantages.

Rally of Workers
Rally of Workers

Rally of Workers

Ilam province—workers of Dehloran Cement Company held a rally in front of the company’s entrance gate. They protested government-linked managers’ failure to pay their overdue paychecks.

Notably, due to the coronavirus outbreak and its consequences, working families face rampant inflation and high prices. In this respect, the majority of Iran’s population is considered below the poverty line. Economists say around 90 percent of working families are struggling with economic dilemmas.

Rally and Sit-in of Teachers
Rally and Sit-in of Teachers

Rally and Sit-in of Teachers

Tehran province—in recent days, a group of Literacy Movement teachers and preschool educators from different provinces traveled to Tehran to voice their protests against the education ministry’s unfair decisions. They demanded officials clarify their recruitment conditions.

They have announced that they would not return to work before resolving their problems and achieving their demands. In this respect, they have camped in a park in front of the Majlis and spend the nights there.

For months, these noble people were protesting in front of local education departments. However, the officials did not care about their dilemmas. Eventually, the government’s indifference prompted them to hold an ongoing sit-in and rally in front of the Majlis to obtain their inherent rights.

Rally of Stockholders
Rally of Stockholders

Rally of Stockholders

Tehran province—shareholders of the Tehran Stock Market held a rally in front of the Economic and Financial Affairs Ministry. They protested officials’ mismanagement and economic failures, leading to a sharp drop in stock prices and losing their assets.

Notably, this is the third consecutive day of the stockholders’ rally. Iranian media outlets reported that around three million people have been affected by the bourse’s freefall. Since November 2019, high-ranking officials, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, invited the people to invest their capital in the Stock Market.

They fabricated statistics to tempt citizens to invest in the Stock Market. However, after the bourse’s failure and disadvantages, they laid the blame on each other to evade public anger.

Rally of DAs
Rally of DAs

Rally of DAs

Kermanshah province—a group of District Attorneys (DAs) held a rally at the yard of the Attorneys’ Association. They protested the Majlis’ recent law that considers the work of attorneys to be a business.

“Turning attorneys into a business is equivalent to the destruction of attorneys,” wrote the prosecutors on a banner. They had also written on another banner that “attorney is not a business but is a specialized profession.”

Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Six Rallies and Strikes on January 19