Iranian Teacher’s Union Calls for Strike After 27 Children Have Died Since Start of Protests

A teacher’s union in Iran has called for a strike, the latest sector affected by nationwide protests. At least 27 children have died since the protests began in September, according to human rights groups.

Over the weekend, many shopkeepers and factory workers went on strike as well. Earlier in October, oil workers stopped working and blocked roads.

Mike Ansari with Heart4Iran says this is different from past uprisings. “In the past, people were asking for reformation. But this time, in this new uprising, people are no longer asking for reformation. They’re asking for Islam to be completely out of the picture in the government. And they’re very vocal about it.”

“You’re seeing women at the helm. They are the ones who are basically moving this recent uprising forward.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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