HR Strange But True!
December 06, 2001
You think you've got labor unrest...

Protests over unpaid wages in run-down, state-owned industries are common in Iran, and they've sometimes led to violence and scuffles with police. But one man made the ultimate protest recently by deliberately electrocuting himself.

He climbed an electricity pylon and connected himself to the cables to protest eight months of unpaid wages, according to Reuters, which cited a local newspaper as its source.

The suicide happened as some 1,800 workers from the Faryab Mine Company blocked a major road between the southern port of Bandar-Abbas and the city of Kerman.

Source: Reuters, via Yahoo!

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