While he rattles sabers on the international stage, all is not rosy for the Thug-In-Chief on the home front. From SMCCDI:
Fire forced the closure of the Navab Metro Station in the Iranian Capital. The incident which is believed to be an act of arson took place today and on the same day that many of Tehran’s Collective Bus drivers observed a protest action.
Official sources have attributed the fire to a short circuit but curiously the same motif was used in order to justify the burning of a collective bus, happened the day before, in southern Tehran.
Several other Metro Station were damaged and some of their drivers bowed by strikers’ supporters who some of them were heard shouting slogans by calling for the solidarity of Metro drivers with the Bus company’s strikers.
Many Iranians and especially youngsters have shown their support of strikers by attacking militiamen who were appointed as bus drivers or by smashing the windows of the collective vehicles.
Many of the strikers and their family members, estimated at more than 1000 individuals, have been injured or arrested by brutal militiamen. The fate of many of the arrested activists is unknown and some have been transferred to section 240 of the infamous Evin Political Jail located in North Tehran.
Their colleagues have called on the free world and western unions and human rights’ association to intervene for their immediate releases.