Kurdish Iranian teacher calls government to hear their voice

Iranian teachers took the streets once again on Thursday across the country, protesting discrimination in salaries, privatization of schools, and the mass arrest of teachers.

This video shows a teacher in Kurdish outfit from Iran’s city of Marivan, giving a speech among a crowd of teachers who are protesting.

He talks about the difficulties teachers and students are currently facing in Iran.

“We have mentioned these problems to the authorities many times and have not received any response from them,” he tells the crowd. “there is no desire to hear us,” he adds.

The Kurdish teacher reads a number of requested that teachers are expecting the government to respond to them.

Among his demands, which is shared by the crowd, are free education, safe and secure establishment of schools, teachers’ insurance and retirement pay, releasing of jailed teachers and end of discrimination among others.