Social Security Organization pensioners in Yazd, central Iran, protesting regime officials’ refusal to address their long-raised demands. June 7, 2022
Social Security Organization retirees and pensioners throughout Iran held protests rallies for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, June 7, demanding higher wages and pensions, insurance issues to be resolved, and improved living conditions. Protests were reported in the cities of Mashhad, Karaj, Isfahan, Qazvin, Khorramabad, Shush, among others.
The retirees are regularly protesting, and these gatherings are escalating following two recent series of major anti-regime protests in the past several weeks, triggered by extremely poor economic conditions, rising inflation, and skyrocketing prices of food staples, including bread, milk, dairy products, cooking oil, and others.
The retirees and pensioners are demanding an increase in pensions as an immediate measure to address their worsening economic conditions, while Iran’s economy in general continues to nosedive thanks to the regime’s mismanagement, unprecedented corruption across the board, and the mullahs’ destructive policies.
Protesters in Qazvin were seen chanting “Death to Raisi!” referring to regime President Ebrahim Raisi, and demanding he live up to his promises.
In Mashhad, protesters were chanting “Inflation is 100 percent! Our pensions 10 percent!” referring to the country’s rising inflation and how their mere pensions are leaving them unable to make ends meet.
In Khorramabad, retirees held a rally outside the local Social Security Org. office chanting: “Today is a day of mourning! The poor retirees are in mourning today!”.