On August 3, the people of Iran held at least five rallies, protests, and strikes in various cities, venting their anger over the government’s plundering and profiteering policies. They staged these protests in tandem with the endorsement of Ebrahim Raisi as the president by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The authorities have placed riot forces in various cities to prevent any potential protest. However, despite the atmosphere of fear and suffocation, workers of Abuhomayzeh municipality, Haft-Tappeh, and Mobarakeh Steel company, as well as drivers and bakers took to the streets protesting officials’ failure to keep their promises and resolve their dilemmas.

Rally of Municipal Workers

Khuzestan province—municipal workers of Abuhomayzeh, stopped working and gathered in front of Dasht-e Azadegan municipality office, protesting officials’ failure to pay their overdue salaries and insurance rights.

The local Mayor has sarcastically stood alongside the protesters.

22nd Consecutive Day of Haft-Tappeh Workers’ Protest

Khuzestan province—for the 22nd consecutive day, Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane workers rallied in front of the local governorate in Shush city, then marched on the streets. “Workers will die, but will never give in to disgrace,” protesters chanted.

Already, they protested the government’s failure for years to return the complex from the private sector to the public sector. The government finally acquiesced to workers’ demands. However, the former CEO is still in power and manages the complex.

Indeed, despite their constant protests, the regime formally changed the complex CEO but nothing has been changed on the ground.

During their march, Haft-Tappeh workers vented their anger at corrupt Governor of Khuzestan Qassem Soleimani Dashtaki. “Dashtaki, shame on you, let go of Khuzestan,” protesters chanted.

Foulad Workers’ Protest

Isfahan province—Mobarakeh Foulad (Steel) Workers of Steel Contractor rallied August 3, in front of the central building of Mobarakeh Steel. Today, they protest the low salaries and bonuses.

Drivers’ Protest in Dehgolan

Kurdistan province—drivers in Dehlogan country stopped working and staged a gathering in protest of the mind-blowing price of vehicles tires.

They blamed officials for failing to resolve this problem, demanding them address their dilemmas as soon as possible.

Rally of Bakers

Tehran province—protesting the low prices of bread, bakers in the Baharestan county held a rally in front of the local governorate.

“In the past three years, workers’ daily salaries have tripled but the bread price has yet to change. The government did not offer any support. Our salaries depend on the bread price,” bakers said.