Iran: The nationwide market strike

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Merchants and Traders in more than 25 cities in Iran joined the nationwide market strike.

Submitted: October 08, 2018

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Iran: The nationwide market strike

By: Hassan Mahmoudi

On Monday, October 8, 2018, merchants and Traders in more than 25 cities in Iran joined the nationwide market strike.

According to the report by NCRI : "In Tehran, the carpet and gold coin markets, shopping centers of western Tehran, and shops in Kargar Avenue are closed.

Up until 10:30 a.m. Tehran time, bazaar merchants in dozens of other cities including Mashhad, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Zahedan, Orumieh (Urmia), Karaj, Gorgan, Zanjan, Arak, Baneh, Marivan, Saqqez, Paveh, Borazjan, Kazerun, Kenarak, Chabahar, Hirmand, Miandoab, Sardasht, Piranshahr, Iranshahr and Saravan have joined the strike.

Bazaar merchants, who are fed up with the regime’s oppression and tyranny, are protesting against the increase in foreign exchange rates, high prices of goods, inflation, unprecedented recession in the bazaar and the growing level of poverty.

The reports also indicate that the Iranian government has put security forces under full control to prevent the protest and strike of marketers. There have also been reports of clashes between security forces and shop-owners

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, commended the brave bazaar merchants and shopkeepers in Tehran and dozens of other Iranian cities who are on strike against the mullahs' corrupt regime. She said that the bazaar strike, coming on the heels of the strike by hardworking truckers, shows the general population's desire for regime change. For as long as the criminal and corrupt mullahs are in power, high prices, recession and poverty and the path to environmental destruction will continue; the only solution to this national crisis is the establishment of democracy and popular rule.

 

Since this morning, in line with a previous call and despite suppressive measures by the regime, large parts of Tehran's Grand Bazaar and bazaars in various cities including Mashhad, Tabriz, Azarshahr, Maragheh, Isfahan, Shahreza, Mobarakeh, Orumieh (Urmia), Miandoab, Sardasht, Piranshahr, Shiraz, Kazerun, Zahedan, Kenarak, Hirmand, Chabahar, Iranshahr, Caravan, Sanandaj, Marivan, Baneh, Saqqez, Kermanshah, Paveh, Rasht, Gorgan, Turkeman, Arak, Karaj, Moghan, Borazjan, Bandar Gonaveh, Zanjan, Abhar, Nik Shahr and Rafsanjan have joined the strike.

Mrs. Rajavi described the nationwide strike by bazaar merchants and truck drivers as a part of the people's uprising with the goal of overthrowing the regime and establishing freedom and social justice. She said that under the mullahs' regime, the wealth of Iran's people, which should be spent on economic improvements and people's prosperity, is wasted on suppression and export of terrorism and external wars and is stolen by the ruling mullahs.

 



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