The truck strike in iran started in parts of Shiraz and Isfahan last Tuesday and drivers announced they will not go back to work until they receive higher transportation fares, higher driver’s insurance, and payable prices for spare parts.

Officials in certain cities have tried to persuade the drivers to stop their strike and made promises to them that there is going to be a 17 percent rise in their fares. But the drivers are not taking it seriously and say the government has always lied to them. The Transportation Organization called on all drivers to go back to their jobs as there will be a 20 percent rise in load fares but the drivers said they will remain striking till fares go up to 50 percent.

Over a thousand fuel tank drivers also went on strike

By the fourth day and onward, 1,700 fuel tank drivers from Isfahan Province stopped working as well as taxi drivers belonging to the Snap Internet Company. Videos sent from Tehran showed 280 passenger buses in a convoy that were travelling empty.

Repressive Forces took aggressive attempts to try and make drivers in Islamabad Gharb and Hamedan pull back from their union and attacked strikers with electric shockers and tear gas that wounded some of them.

In the run-up to the strike, gas stations in numerous cities such as Tehran, Shiraz, and Kazerun went short on petrol and some stations had to close. The gasoline stations are still experiencing long queues of cars parked outside until they can start pumping again.

Ongoing protests in Iran

State-run media desperately tries to show the situation as calm and under control, mentioning only four provinces being on strike. Now the facts of this tough uprising are becoming clear to the world as Al-Arabia TV and Sky News Arabia have broadcast the scenes on satellite.

Activists across Iran are reporting a whopping number of 233 protests across the country from May 17th to the 23rd.

This leads to an average of 33 protest rallies each day. These protests continue the massive December uprising last year in December. People from throughout society poured into the streets, calling for the ruling mullahs’ overthrow.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the striking truckers and heavyweight vehicle drivers and called on all Iranians to support the striking drivers.

This is while the Iranian regime is on the verge of US sanctions and the situation will likely deteriorate further. The Iranian people will not tolerate the current situation and the protests will continue till the overthrow of the Iranian dictatorship.