Iran: Retired women stage protest in Tehran

Some 700 retired teachers and staff of the Education Ministry, the majority of whom were women, staged a protest outside the mullahs’ parliament in Tehran

at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, demanding freedom of imprisoned activists, balancing of their salaries and insurances, and elimination of discrimination.

Protesters carried placards which read, “Teachers must not be imprisoned”, “we demand elimination of discrimination in the educational regime”, and “we, the retired teachers, demand our salaries and insurance be efficiently balanced with other ministries.”