By Jubin Katiraie
This week, people in several Iranian cities held protests and strikes, expressing their discontent and anger over the Iranian government’s policies, poor economic conditions, and the authorities’ disregards for their demands.
Protests by families of Kalaleh municipal workers
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, families of Kalaleh municipality workers in Golestan province rallied to protest against low salaries and against the contracting company of the state’s governing body in the city.
The protesting families said to the government’s plundering agents, “Can the authorities live on a salary of one 1.4 million tomans?”
Strike by Gonbadkavoos suburban taxi drivers
On Thursday, a group of taxi drivers in the Gonbadkavoos freeway stopped working and went on strike in protest to the government’s failure to respond to their demands, including low income and poor housing.
Protests by drivers of Kaldoozakh – Izeh line
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, a group of Kaldoozakh line bus drivers protested against the removal of the station at their workplace and car fines and lack of job stability. The protesters gathered in front of the governorate in Izeh, Khuzestan province.