On January 11, Iranian citizens once again vented their anger at the plundering and profiteering policies of the regime and its affiliates, which have put the country on the verge of collapse. In this respect, disappointed people from different walks of life held at least six gatherings in various cities across Iran.

In their protests, many citizens blamed officials for failing to keep their promises. Also, creditors and customers, who see their long-term investments and savings plundered by the regime-linked apparatuses and companies, took to the streets to express their fury.

Rally of Housing Cooperative Members
Rally of Housing Cooperative Members

Rally of Housing Cooperative Members

Eastern Azarbaijan province—members of Jamaran Housing Cooperative in Tabriz city continued their rallies in front of the Municipality central building for several consecutive weeks.

Previously, they had made a deal with Tabriz municipality over some hectares of land. Protesters demanded officials deliver their lands in accordance with the deal and issue legal ownership documents for all of their residential units.

“If the Mayor is respectable and orderable and respects the people’s cries, he would come at the time and hear citizens’ dilemmas and follow up their problems. However, he is now asleep. Whenever two officials come from Tehran, he with ten bodyguards hastily runs toward them and welcomes them. Aren’t we human? Don’t we have dignity?” said a protester.

Rally of Livestock Farmers
Rally of Livestock Farmers

Rally of Livestock Farmers

Isfahan province—in Golpayegan county, livestock farmers held a rally in front of the distributing center of livestock feed. They protested inappropriate distribution and the flawed system of turn rating.

Protesters blamed officials for failing to implement a valid turn rating method, which caused enormous problems for these farmers.

“As of today, January 11, no problem has been resolved. They gave hollow promises to farmers and did nothing. Every day we must come here but there is no one to answer,” said a protester.

“Look, this is my calloused hands. Sitting in bureaus would resolve no problem. The manager must come here and hear our problems,” said an old livestock farmer.

“There is no management in the turn rating system. They give bran to a person, who had died a long time ago, but they do not give me any while I personally come here. Two months ago, I tagged my sheep. One day, they say, ‘Come Saturday.’ Another day, they say, ‘Come Monday.’ And now, they say, ‘The quota has been finished and you have no share.’ What are they doing? They pushed the people to beg,” a farmer said.

“Every month, we livestock farmers must come seven or eight days here for some kilos of soya, and finally, they do not give us any,” said another livestock farmer.

Rally of Farmers
Rally of Farmers

Rally of Farmers

Isfahan province—farmers of eastern Isfahan city held a gathering in front of the local broadcasting organization. They protested a new plan for diverting Zayandehroud River’s water.

In their rally, farmers announced that according to the Supreme Water Council’s enactments, until the water shortage caused by uncontrolled harvesting and diversion of Zayandehrud River is compensated, new diversions in this basin are prohibited and they do not have the right to implement these projects.

“Officials’ promises about allocating water to trigger the agriculture boom were not kept,” farmers added.

Rally of Medical Staff
Rally of Medical Staff

Rally of Medical Staff

Eastern Azarbaijan—medical staff affiliated with the private sector held a rally in front of the Provincial Governorate. They demanded officials follow up their long-term dilemmas.

Due to the regime’s mismanagement, many corrupt individuals—mostly linked to officials—exploit employees under the pretense of the private sector. In this context, many people are opposed to the regime’s privatization across the country.

Rally of Coupa Cars’ Customers
Rally of Coupa Cars’ Customers

Rally of Coupa Cars’ Customers

Tehran province—customers of Coupa automobiles held a rally in front of the Shahr-e Khodro company. They protested the company for failing to deliver their registered cars for more than two years. The company was supposed to deliver their cars after one year.

Three years ago, Shahr-e Khodro purchased Rigan Khodro company and took the responsibility of its sales representatives and providing services. In this respect, this company has received the people’s money for three years. However, it has not delivered any cars.

In recent weeks, there have been several similar protests in Tehran, which shows a rampant recession in Iran’s automaking industry. Since May 2020, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have become involved in the automaking business, putting this non-governmental automaker on the verge of bankruptcy and collapse.

Rally of Creditors
Rally of Creditors

Rally of Creditors

Tehran province—creditors of Housing Cooperative affiliated with Tehran University held a gathering in front of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare. They protested the regime’s failure to confront economic criminals.

“Hoping to win a house, for nearly 20 years we invested our savings, that we had obtained through hard work, at this housing cooperative. However, there is no forecast for a house.

“[CEO] Saffari, shame on you” and “No nation has experienced such these unjust performances,” chanted protesters.

Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Eight Rallies and Strikes on January 10