Iranian Teachers Arrested During Nationwide Teachers Day RallyPublished by Tirdad on May 6, 2019
The Iranian Teachers Unions Coordination Council reported that several teachers have been detained during the protests across the country on Thursday, 2 May 2019.
Following a nationwide teachers’ call to march on the occasion of Teachers’ Day on Thursday, 2 May, teachers in dozens of cities in Iran went to the streets protesting poor living conditions and skyrocketing prices of daily necessities.
Iranian Teachers formed gatherings in front of the local offices of education in their cities.
The nationwide protest took place one day after May Day rally during which at least 35 people were arrested outside the parliament in Tehran.
The Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, an independent trade union, issued a statement on its Telegram channel accusing Iranian security agents of violently dispersing the rally and detaining one of its prominent members, Reza Shahabi.
London-based rights group Amnesty International denounced Iran’s crackdown on May Day protesters accusing them of showing “utter contempt” for workers and labour rights.
In the Wednesday statement, Amnesty called on Iranian authorities to release anyone detained solely for peacefully exercising rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly by marking International Workers’ Day, as well as anyone else previously detained for advocacy of labour rights.