Saturday, August 05, 2006

The latest news of the status of Bus drivers union in Tehran

Iran Press News: translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
From the blog of student activist Paymon Peeron

At 8 AM on August 2nd, over 50 workers and activists from the greater Tehran bus drivers Union gathered in front of the labor department in east Tehran and asked that their belated demands be investigated as promised. It is worth mentioning that the heavy presence of security forces at the entrance of the Labor Department and presidential office is staggering. The disciplinary forces constantly survey surrounding streets leading to the presidential office and are there to control things. Ten members of the NAJA forces (secret police) stayed inside the presidential office preventing all contact between the director of the Labor department and the protesting bus drivers union members. Meanwhile the security forces blocked all journalists and media from the area in order to prevent any reports about the protest from being generated.
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