by Navid Felker
On Monday June 11th, fifty workers of Ahwaz Steel National Industrial Group were arrested by the authorities for participating in protests. Another group of workers who had gathered on Tuesday to protest the arrest of their colleagues were also reported to have been arrested.
Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) had stationed reporters at the protest location on Monday. They claimed that protesters were immediately attacked by security and riot police, and the fifty workers were detained on the spot.