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Latest Round of Protests in Cities Across Iran

Teachers and educators across the country protesting for better paychecks and demanding an end to discrimination.

The weekly trend of protests taking place across Iran is continuing, with a number of protests taking place on Tuesday in different cities across the country by different communities demanding their rights, wages, access to water, as well as aiming their frustrations towards the Iranian regime.

Workers of Chenareh, a mineral company based in Andimeshk continued their third consecutive day of strikes, holding a protest rally in front of the company offices. The workers of Ahan Ajin, Zohal, No-avaran, and Mobin working at the copper complex in Songoon also protested outside of their company offices to fight for their rights.

The protesters are protesting the dismissal of dozens of their co-workers. The workers are also protesting discrimination in the workplace, ambiguous contracts, and the regime’s refusal to implement laws that would adjust their salaries.

In Khuzestan province, a large group of farmers from Ramshir held a demonstration to protest severe water shortages in the region, and the Iranian government’s refusal to open the dams in the area to allow them access to water for their seasonal farming. This rally follows a bout of intense protests that lasted for weeks in Isfahan. The sheer scale of those protests led to the regime violently suppressing the demonstrations to keep protesters under control, with anti-riot forces using teargas and batons to disperse the crowds.

Also on Tuesday, customers of the car manufacturing company, Azerbaijan Sanat Khodro (Azvico), which is linked to the Iranian government, held their 49th protest rally to express their anger at the company. Azvico has reportedly stolen millions of dollars from around 5,000 customers who had pre-purchased the company’s latest car model, the MG360. Around 6,400 cars had been presold, but a year after the deadline for delivery, none of the cars have been sent to their new owners.

The company has also told the customers that it will not deliver their cars, blaming the deficiency on the lack of vehicle parts and financial resources. The company has also said that the customers that cannot revoke their purchases.

Another company linked to the regime, the Caspian credit firm, a finance company affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), has left customers extremely angry after plundering their wealth and investments.

The customers gathered in front of the Central Bank in Tehran to protest and vent their anger. Caspian is only one of many financial institutions linked to the regime that has been involved in major embezzlement cases, with the amount of money that has been stolen over the years equating to billions of dollars.

In the past years, the customers of these institutions have been constantly protesting to recover their funds, but the regime has yet to take concrete steps to meet their demands.

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