Iranians go on strike across country as Student Day protests begin

Iranians went on strike across the country on Monday as protesters began a three-day protest movement coinciding with “Student Day,” a commemoration of the murder of three university students by the Shah’s police force.


Video from cities and towns throughout Iran showed businesses shuttered, including in Tehran, Isfahan, Bushehr, Shiraz, Rasht, Kerman, Tabriz, Mashhad, Marivan, Sanandaj, Arak, Javanrud and Saqez, among many other locations.


Strikes have been reported throughout the ongoing protests, with businesses in Kurdish areas striking almost constantly since the protests began over 11 weeks ago.