General Strike in the City of Bookan

February 20, 2011 at 11:45 am 1 comment

HRANA– Certain Kurdish areas of Kurdistan go on general strike on February 20, 2011.

Based on reports received by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), as much as 80 percent of shops have participated in a general strike in Bookan. There is a severe security atmosphere in the city.

Moreover, a group of youth in the city of Mehabad have organized a gathering at Esteqhlal square, chanting anti-regime slogans in spite a considerable presence of security forces in Mehabad.

It should be noted that people in the Kurdish areas had decided to form an all-out general strike on the occasion of the 7th day of mourning for the death of Saneh Jale, a Kurdish student of Art Academy in Tehran who was shot dead by security forces 25 Bahman demonstrations on Monday, February 14.

-Arash Azizi

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