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INU - Across Iran, citizens have taken to the streets for the last six days, protesting government oppression and the rising cost of goods. Videos coming out of the country show increasingly intense clashes between protesters and riot police. It is reported that 21 people have died since the protests began.

By INU Staff

INU - It has already been announced that the Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned of the coming crackdown. It’s already reported that 12 have been killed in clashes with police, but the real number is said to be closer to 21. Unlike in 2009, the last time Iranians took to the streets, the West must realize that the Iranians chanting their rejection of the Iranian regime in front of police officers, state-backed militias, and mosques have made themselves targets.

By INU Staff

INU - International coverage of Iran’s nationwide protests continued on Tuesday and began to display common narratives as the demonstrations entered their sixth day. The initial protests in the city of Mashhad, allegedly organized around economic issues by conservative opponents of President Hassan Rouhani, led to unexpected expansion in both the geographic and ideological scope of subsequent gatherings. This in turn led to highly predictable government crackdowns, resulting in numerous arrests and several deaths.

By INU Staff

INU - The protests which have erupted in Iran over the past few days came as a surprise, claim many world leaders. As recently as October, many European politicians and American analysts confidently declared that American sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) had united the Iranian people behind the nation's government. In fact, Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, tweeted a proclamation saying, "Today, Iranians — boys, girls, men, women — are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror.”

By INU Staff

INU -The recent protests, begun last Thursday in Iran, are different to those that occurred in 2009, when Iranians, angry about the presidential election in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defeated his “reformist” rival Mehdi Karroubi, rebelled. That was know as the “Green Revolution” and was led by an elite, educated and well-to-do metropolitans supporting to the reformist movement. It was not about regime change.

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INU - In response to the violent protests that have brought six days of unrest in Iran, US President Trump said on Twitter, “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime.” He added, “All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their 'pockets.' The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The US is watching!”

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