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Iran: Major Labor Day rally outside the parliament

Reported by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 1, 2019 – A large number of people rallied outside the mullahs’ Majlis (parliament) in Tehran on Wednesday, marking International Labor Day and protesting the regime’s labor policies. Workers, youth, retirees and people from other branches of the society were seen participating in this anti-regime protest gathering.

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People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)@Mojahedineng

May 1 – Tehran,
Workers, college students & retirees holding a protest rally outside the regime’s Majlis (parliament) to mark International Labor Day.

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Protesters were heard chanting:

“All these corrupt people involved in embezzlement, and the workers’ share is to be in prison.”

Workers in this rally were also chanting:

“Shame on you! Shame on you!”

According to a report posted by the Tehran Bus Drivers Syndicate, the regime’s repressive forces have apprehended dozens of syndicate members, college students and other participants in this rally.

“From the beginning of this May Day rally, we were witnessing police units and many plainclothes agents dispatching to the scene. Merely half an hour later the workers and college students’ rally began, with a number of retirees and other labor activists also participating, authorities dispatched police units and plainclothes agents to the scene who resorted to violence against the demonstrators. They began attacking the demonstrators and arresting at least 20 protesters,” a statement reads in part.

Workers rallying outside the regime’s Majlis chanting, “Have no fear, we’re all together.”

In Kermanshah, western Iran, workers held a protest rally coinciding with a visit by Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani. The Oil & Gas Company workers held a picket line outside of their company office, protesting plans to relocate their work site to Ilam, a province in the country’s southwest area.

In the city of Marivan, western Iran, a group of hardworking laborers held a rally marking Labor Day at the Shabrang Crossroad. Participants in this rally were heard chanting:

“Down with oppressors, Hail to workers/ Workers, unite, unite”

“The government betrays us, the Majlis supports them”

“Your pain is our pain; people, join our ranks”

“Workers, teachers, college students, unite, unite”

“High prices, inflation, it is killing the people”

Participants in the Labor Day rally chanting:

“The government betrays us, the Majlis supports them”

Workers are seen chanting:

“Your pain is our pain; people, join our ranks”

Participants in the rally outside the regime’s Majlis are chanting:

“Workers, teachers, college students, unite, unite”

Iran’s International Labor Day rally and protesters chanting:

“Massive thefts, public despair”

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