High alert declared across Iran to suppress protests

Iranian protesters
Iranian protesters

A state of high alert has been declared within the ranks of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and police across the country to suppress demonstrations that erupted in many Iranian cities on Thursday.  

On Friday, it was reported that anti-riot police were deployed in Kerman city after calls to organize demonstrations to protest against high prices and deteriorating living conditions.

Iranians organized demonstrations on Thursday in Mashhad and other Iranian cities to protest against unemployment and Mullah regime's corruption.

Thousands of Iranians chanted anti-regime slogans, including against the regime's President Hassan Rouhani, in protests in a number of Iranian cities.

The residents of Mashhad were protesting against the rising cost of living. During the demonstrations, there were angry chants of "Death to the Dictator" and "Death to Rouhani."

Anti-riot police used tear gas and hot water cannons to disperse protesters and arrested some of them.  

The decades of mullahs’ rule have been focused on consolidating power, stripping the Iranian people of resources, while funding their expansion of power throughout the region. 
IRGC, the military might of the regime, has been key to this consolidation of power.

Last Modified: 12 29 2017 01:05 PM

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