Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Iran’s women workers participated in the Labor Day rallies and protests in step with their male colleagues.
Thousands of women and men, Iranian workers, gathered outside the mullahs’ parliament in Tehran despite heavy presence of security forces. Workers marched in the avenue passing from in front of Majlis, the Iranian parliament.
In another protest gathering in the early hours of the day outside the House of Workers (a state-backed and funded foundation), women workers and men staged a protest demanding license for the Labor Day march.
Workers also marched in other parts of Tehran, including on Kargar and Hafez avenues, and walked towards the House of Workers. Their banner read, “Social security is workers’ inalienable right.” Workers chanted, “Death to the oppressor, hail to workers.”
In another angry demonstration in Rasht, northern Iran, protesters swindled by the IRGC-backed Caspian financial institute staged their protest outside Sarparasti Branch and pelted eggs and trash, and splashed paint on the entrance door of the fraudulent firm.
The protesters who were mainly women banged on the entrance door and wrote on it, “Death to the thieves.”
The protesting women of Rasht accused government officials and its institutions of thievery. They chanted in unison, “They have stolen our money but say they have given it back”, “our government is a thief, our law is a thief, our banks are thieves, our parliament is a thief, Rouhani is a thief, Majlis deputies are thieves, ….”