Protests in several Iranian cities

Tuesday saw protests by different communities in different cities across Iran. The workers of Chenareh, a mineral company in Andimeshk, continued their strikes for the third consecutive day and held a protest rally in front of the company offices.

At the same time, the workers of Ahan Ajin, Zohal, No-avaran, and Mobin, who are working in the copper complex of Songoon held a protest rally in front of the company’s offices at noon.

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 Ramshir, a large group of farmers in the Ramshir, Khuzestan province, held a rally in protest to the government’s refusal to open dams and give them access to water for their seasonal farming.

The rallies come on the heels of intense protests in Isfahan, which lasted for weeks and were violently suppressed by the regime.

The customers of the government-linked carmaker Azarbaijan Sanat Khodro (Azvico) held their 49th protest rally on Tuesday.

Azvico has allegedly stole millions of dollars from 5,000 customers who had pre-purchased the company’s MG360 vehicle.

The company has presold around 6,400 vehicles but has refrained from delivering the cars one year after the set deadline. 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 they cannot revoke their purchases.

In Tehran, the customers of the Caspian credit firm, a financial institution with strong ties to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), gathered in front of the Central Bank to protest against the plundering of their wealth and investments.

Caspian is one of several financial institutions that have been involved in a major embezzlement case involving the theft of billions of dollars’ worth of investor money. Regime-linked bodies and individuals mostly own these institutions. 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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