Protests swipe across Iran amidst widespread repressionPublished by International Liberty Association on December 31, 2017
Today, Sunday 31 December 2017 is the fourth day of widespread demonstrations across Iran which started by a large crowd in Mashhad, the second largest city of Iran of 27 December. It started as a protest against rising prices and lack of minimum living conditions for millions of deprived Iranians but very soon the protesters were calling for the end of religious tyranny and brought down the pictures of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Demonstrators have also been chanting ‘down with Rouhani’, ‘stop sending funds to Syria’, and ‘we will not rest until Iran is free’.
On Saturday 30 December, the Revolutionary Guards opened fire on the demonstrators in the city of Doroud (western Iran) and killed 4 protesters.
Demonstrations have taken place in over 60 cities across the country and demonstrators have been using social media to communicate. Demonstrations have been planned for Monday as well. The regime has cut down the speed of the Internet and many internet sites have been filtered.