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Iranian retirees protest against ‘inadequate’ pensions

Iranians hold an Iranian flag during a protest after performing the Friday Prayer at Imam Khomeini Mosque following US' statement about backing the anti-government protests in Tehran, Iran on January 05, 2018 [Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency]
Iranians hold an Iranian flag during a protest in Tehran, Iran on January 05, 2018 [Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency]

Dozens of Iranian retirees staged a protest Wednesday in Tehran against what they describe as “inadequate” pensions, says Anadolu Agency.

Protesters, mostly retired teachers and nurses, gathered outside the capital’s parliament building.

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According to the Iranian Labor News Agency, demonstrators chanted slogans against rampant inflation, with some raising banners that read:

Apply the law; don’t discriminate against us.

Protesting retirees complain that Iran’s 2019 state budget does not take their rights into account and demand that it be readjusted.

In January of last year, retired Iranian military officers staged a similar protest outside parliament to demand higher pensions.

Iran protests in January 2018 - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Iran protests in January 2018 – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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