Maryam Rajavi: Supporting strikers is a patriotic duty and as a protection of the rights of all people
Second Day of Market Merchants’ Strike on the Market, Fifth Day of Farmers’ Strike, and Sixth Day of Truck Drivers’ Strike
Today, November 6, 2018, the strike of market merchants in large parts of Tehran and many other cities of Iran continued for the second consecutive day in spite of repressive and deterrent measures of intelligence and police forces.
The carpet-sellers and home appliances market in Tehran, the carpet-sellers and handicrafts market in Isfahan, Sarshour market in Mashhad, Tarbiat Street market and the apparel market in Tabriz, as well as parts of Kerman, Rudsar, Babol and other cities continued their strike today in protest of inflation, poverty and high prices, and the bazaar merchants refused to open their shops.
Truck and heavy vehicle drivers, on the other hand, continued their sixth day of the fourth round of their strikes today. In addition to Tehran, the strike included many provinces including Isfahan, Hormozgan, Zanjan, Golestan, Kermanshah, Kerman, West Azarbaijan, Central, Khorasan Razavi and Yazd.
The farmers of the eastern and western villages of Isfahan also held their fifth day of strike today. Deprived farmers of Khorasgan, Isfahan, Dashti, Ziar, Hayderabad, Shahkaram, Vajareh, Semina, Khorram and Khoorchan, Bistoon, Ejieh, Varzaneh, Vedasht, Kandoon, Zaghmar, Pilevaran, Jor, Qahdarijan, Zarin Shahr, Goldasht, Kushk, Najaf Abad and Falavarjan participate in this sit-in and protest.
Maryam Rajavi, saluted the striking drivers, farmers and merchants, calling on all the Iranian people, especially the youth, to support them, and said that the restoration of the rights of the strikers is the protection of the rights of all the people of Iran and an urgent national and patriotic duty. She called on all international human rights organizations, relevant syndicates and trade unions across the world to support striking drivers, farmers and merchants in Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 6, 2018