Protests in Iran

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Thania Salinas, Reporter

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Beginning on December 28, 2017, various outrageous protests have taken over numerous streets of the nation of Iran by its discontent citizens. The first handful of protests took place in Mashhad, the second city of Iran, and have quickly spread to nearly 50 cities and towns — including the capital city of Tehran. These protests are now considered by many the largest public displays of discontent and opposition since the 2009 Iranian Green Movement, which rose after the 2009 presidential election in Iran and caused approximately 21 deaths and 450 arrests.

The beginning stages of unrest consisted of hundreds of people flooding the streets of Mashhad, Iran protesting against the increased prices of basic goods. Allegedly, the country of Iran’s economy had raised praises of goods such as eggs by a 40 percent jump. Iranian citizens are angered and alarmed by the blocked access to social media networks and messaging apps that could allow them to assemble and organize. The frustration over political openness and social freedoms being restricted and abolished by the government and authorities has caused as much discontent as the fact that Iran’s economy has been difficult to raise. Protesters are demanding answers from the government regarding the fact that the nation has spent billions of dollars on the Middle East and foreign policy when families at home are at a time of impediment and frustration.

The Iran protests resulted in at least 21 deaths and more than 3,700 arrests over the course of six days. A few number of protests turned violent and unnerving as many people were killed in clashes with authority forces. According to experts, the largest protests in the nation have calmed, but concern lingers considering that citizens remain frustrated and resentful. This lingering anger could later on result in a number of brand new protests and public displays of dissatisfaction.

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