Iran’s pensioners and retirees held their fourth round of nationwide protests on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in 22 cities around the country. They called for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential elections.
In Tehran, Iran’s pensioners and retirees including many women marched from the mullahs’ parliament to the Department of Budget, with chants of: “People join us, our pain is your pain.”
They also chanted: “We will not vote anymore, we have not seen any justice,” “Only by taking to the street we can obtain our rights,” “Our baskets are empty, enough of oppression,” “Enough of hollow promises, our baskets are empty,” and “We will not vote anymore, we have heard enough lies.”
Iran’s pensioners and retirees also held protests in Karaj, Khorramabad, Arak, Mashhad, Neyshabur, Kerman, Yazd, Qazvin, Kermanshah, Tabriz, Ahvaz, Bojnourd, Rasht, Behshahr, Shush, Shushtar, Boroujerd, Isfahan, Maku, and Shahrud, outside the General Department of Social Security.
In most cities, the state security forces lined up and surrounded the protesters to prevent other people from joining them. They prevented taking films from these demonstrations and protests.
Also on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, defrauded investors including many women gathered outside Tehran’s Stock Exchange building, and chanted, “Death to Rouhani,” and “We won’t vote because we did not see justice.”
In yet another development on Monday, April 12, 2021, a group of young teachers held a protest gathering outside the mullahs’ parliament. They expressed their grievances over the low salaries of 3 million Tomans when the poverty line stands at 10 million Tomans.