Monday, May 01, 2006

Int'l Workers Day celeberation leads to clashes

SMCCDI (Information Service):
Sporadic clashes have happened following the celebration of the International Workers Day in several Iranian cities and especially in Tehran where workers were attacked by anti-riot and plainclothes agents.

The workers along with teachers, collective bus drivers and students were shouting slogans protesting against their conditions in the Taleghani avenue and in front of several official premises, such as, the Ministry of Employment, the Office of Social Security and the occupied Office of Bus Drivers when attacked.

Some slogans were calling for the resignation of the Minister of Employment and other for the immediate release of arrested workers and bus drivers.

Several protesters have been injured or arrested.
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