While the strike of workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory against delayed salaries and privatization entered its 18th day, more humanitarian support comes to the workers.
A taxi drivers offered free trips to the workers of Haft Tappeh and their family members.
“Free service for the workers of Haft Tappeh and their families,” a taxi driver wrote on his taxi in Shush, southeast of Iran.
Human Rights Watch, on Monday criticized Islamic Republic officials for suppressing teacher and labor activists.
“Iranian authorities have increased targeting of teachers and labor activists in recent weeks for organizing and conducting peaceful protests,” Human Rights Watch said in a statement.
Heather Nauert, US department of State Spokesperson supported the strike of Haft Tappeh workers on Monday.
“Khamenei claims there is no “real” democracy in the world like Iran’s democracy. A reminder: Real democracies don’t arrest laborers for peacefully protesting about their unpaid salaries, “Nauert twitted today, using the Persian hashtag “ #کارگران_هفت_تپه,” which Iranian use while referring to the Haft Tappeh workers movement.
Students in Tehran University also gathered on Tuesday in support of workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory.
Islamic republic media has remained silent on the Haft Tappeh movement for more than two weeks since the movement has started.