What triggered Iran’s protests?
Anti-government demonstrations take place in cities across Iran, the biggest in nearly a decade.
Al Jizz deliberately misinforms to protect the regime from the people.
“Death or Freedom”.
It’s a chant that was heard around Iran this week.
Protesters are angry at the high cost of basic goods. The price of eggs, for example, has gone up 40 percent in just six months.
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Police have refused orders to shoot the crowd in Hamadan. This could mean the regime could fall.
People have been pulling down and burning billboards of the supreme leader of Iran and chanting, “We do not want an Islamic Republic”.
A number of mosques connected to the regime have been burned. The most interesting thing is that these protests started in Qum & in Mashad, both strongholds of fanatical shiites.
President Trump’s unbridled support for the protestors seems to be catalyzing these events in a wonderful way. Great days ahead!
Some Iranians say it is time for the government to focus on domestic issues, and to forget about Syria and Palestine.
These protesters hoped the Iran nuclear deal in 2015, which led to the lifting of many international sanctions, would ease their financial struggles. But life for many has not improved.
Government critics say the economic benefits have not been passed on because of mismanagement and alleged corruption.
And that this month’s budget will cut vital social welfare programmes while giving more money to religious and revolutionary institutions.
So how will the government deal with the people’s anger?