Iran: Sugar factory workers launch protest

Workers at the Haft Tapeh sugar factory in Iran have participated in a protest by launching a strike against the administration and the government, reports Intellinews.

Esmail Bakshi, a well-known Iranian labour activist tweeted on October 18 stating that the factory attempted to persuade workers not to participate in the strike by depositing money in their bank accounts but the workers showed strength.

The workers of the sugar factory located in the southwestern city of Shush participated in a nationwide strike that has begun in the last five weeks following the death of Masha Amini – the 22-year-old who fell into a coma and died in the custody of the Tehran “morality police” for allegedly wearing a hijab loosely in breach of the Islamic dress code.


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