World Popular Resistance Clippings 15/7/2013


Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company workers stage protest

Some 300 workers of Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company gathered outside their factory to protest their unpaid wages for the months of May and June. The Iranian regime’s labor officials declared that the labors’ wages have not been paid due to “managing problems and differences between members of the leading delegation”. The workers have been working in Industrial Machinery Factory which is a part of Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company headquartered in the city of Tabriz and is engaged in production of machineries for road construction.

A labor official says, “Although the industrial activities of this factory are facing partial slump due to the increase in the currency exchange rate, the Industrial Machinery factory however is continuing with its activities because it has an exclusive market and continues to make high quality products.”


Protest as police accidentally kill woman in drug trafficking operation

NAIROBI, KENYA: A planned police operation to arrest known drug traffickers in Nigeria area, Mathare slums, Nairobi turned tragic after a woman was shot dead in a confrontation with locals. A team of police officers had raided the area Monday morning that is notorious with drug traffickers and consumption when they accidentally shot and killed the woman in a confrontation with some of the residents.

This prompted a daylong protest by the locals who withheld the body of the woman demanding that those responsible for her killing be arrested first. Police had arrested two men that they say are behind the illegal business of drug trafficking in the area and were driving them away when the confrontation broke out. Nairobi County police boss Benson Kibui said this forced the officers to shoot to the air to enable them get out of the place with the suspects. “In the process, one person was fatally wounded which prompted a violent reaction.

We will investigate to know how it happened, said Kibui. The running battles lasted for hours as the youths who were agitated demanded that those responsible for her killing be arrested. They also demanded the release of the two men who had been arrested. Police hit back using teargas canisters and live bullets to disperse the youth in vain. Traffic flow on Juja Road was affected for hours as the confrontation lasted for hours.

Journalists were attacked in the confusion and robbed by the rowdy youths as police tried to use force to get the body. A cameraman with Kiss Tv was attacked and robbed of his camera as the violence turned worse. Journalists were forced to flee in the confusion after it emerged the gangs were determined to injure and rob them. Police managed to get the body out of the scene while firing to the air.


Israeli Forces Suppress Pro-Bedouin Protest near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, July 15, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday suppressed a peaceful demonstration in the village of Hosan, west of Bethlehem, against Israeli policy which aims at emptying Naqab desert in the south of Israel of its Bedouin residents, according to a local source. Coordinator of the National Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Brijiyeh, told WAFA that forces attacked the protesters and prevented them from continuing in their demonstration. Soldiers used sound waves dispersal methods, which causes severe pain in the ears, causing a temporarily hearing loss to several protesters.


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