As the coronavirus expanded and the economic situation of the society became more complicated last month, different strata started protesting, gathering, and striking. In July 2020, some 237 protest movements were formed in 85 cities in 26 provinces. The average number of protests was eight per day.
With each day that passes, Iran is witnessing the possibility of a new uprising, which is clearly reflected by the regime’s officials and state media outlets warning each other that the situation is going to spiral out of control.
Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company workers entered the 52nd day of their strike on Wednesday with a rally outside the governor’s office in Shush, where they once again declared their demands and refused to return to work until these demands are met.
While there are daily protests from all sectors in Iran, the Iranian economy is dependent on oil – despite the current sanctions – so the mullahs are worried by this. What’s more, the workers are rightly identifying the regime as the cause of the problems faced by oil workers, not the US as the mullahs like to attempt.
Iranians are more confident today of the corruption of the mullahs who ruled their country for the past four decades than ever before.
Oil and petrochemical workers are staging strikes in southern oil-rich provinces of Iran. Although there are different daily protests by all walks of life in Iran, the oil workers’ strike has a direct impact on the regime’s oil-dependent economy
Furthermore, the regime’s terrible decisions have left many people in poverty and harsh living conditions as citizens see no decent future except through protesting for even their basic necessities despite brutal crackdown and authorities’ painful negligence.
On Friday, a group of substitute teachers in Isfahan gathered outside the office of their members of parliament to protest not being hired on permanent contracts.
In July, many disparate groups of Iranians took to the streets in protest, but the current conditions in Iran mean that widespread and nationwide protests are coming, sooner than the regime expects.
Out-of-control inflation, financial problems, a new surge in Coronavirus cases and deaths, and a slew of other social and economic shortfalls have accumulated in Iran, paving the way for major protests. And the sparks of widespread protests and social unrest have ignited across Iran.
Iran has seen protests across the country in the past few days, following the Free Iran Global Summit 2020, with people rightly angry at the regime for various reasons and demanding their rights.