Closed shops in Iran (December 2022)

Closed shops in Iran

General Strike Staged Across Iran For Second Day

Tuesday, 12/06/2022

Protests and strikes in Iran continue for the second day in response to calls from underground activists for a three-day nationwide action until December 7.

Numerous reports and videos from all over Iran show that retail businesses in many cities are in shutdown mode as shops and markets remain closed.

Despite threats by security forces, shop owners kept their doors shut in many provinces including Tehran, Azarbaijan, Ardebil, Kerman, Zanjan, Esfahan, Kordestan, Kermanshah and several others to play their role in toppling the clerical rulers.

Iran has been rocked by nationwide protests following the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16 in police custody, posing one of the toughest challenges to the Islamic regime since the 1979 revolution.

In addition to the markets and shops, industrial workers also joined the strikes; among them, some 500 contractors of Mahshahr Petrochemicals Company.

Regime officials downplayed the extent of strikes and threatened people to stop the protest movement.

The Judiciary on Tuesday said five more protesters have been sentenced to death seemingly to intimidate the demonstrators.

Tasnim News Agency, IRGC’s mouthpiece, reported that only few strikes were staged on Monday. Meanwhile, Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei Monday ordered to identify, arrest, and prosecute organizers of the strikes “quickly and decisively,” claiming that some protesters force business owners to close their shops.

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