Based on received reports from Tehran, on International Workers Day, Monday, May 1st, 2006, at 11:30 A.M. the bus drivers of the greater Tehran bus company and their families will gather in front of the bus company’s headquarters to protest their conditions.But the sounds of crickets will overcome these people who just want to have jobs and justice in a place where freedom is a dream.
Member of their union, who as a result of going on strike, were fired, will take part in this protest in order to condemn the denial of their rights and to demand the immediate and unconditional release of their imprisoned leader Mansour Osanlou.
The bus drivers union and other workers and student groups have requested that the Iranian people join these groups of protestors at the designated protest site.
The bus drivers had also planned a ceremony in commemoration of this day in one of Tehran’s largest auditoriums but the ministry of intelligence and security of the Islamic regime thwarted it.
See photos of the Iranian protests by workers and student supporters over at NRO. Hat-tip Cliff May