Call for general strike in Iran

As demonstrations across Iran and Rojhilat continue, a call for general strike has been issued.

Popular protests against poverty and the regime’s oppressive policies continue in Iran and Rojhilat (Eastern Kurdistan) for the fifth day.

Demonstrators issued a call on social media for a general strike for tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 2nd), and called upon public servants and workers to join the strike.

In the face of growing protests, the Iranian regime cut off internet Sunday evening and blocked access to social media like Telegram and Instagram.

On the other hand, 200 people were reportedly taken into custody last night in Tehran, one of the cities witnessing intense protest demonstrations. Tehran deputy chief of police Eli Esxerê Nasırbext said Iranian news agency that 200 people were detained in the capital city.