Maziar Bahari is a former Newsweek correspondent and the author of "Then They Came for Me." He is the editor of iranwire.com. Follow @maziarbahari
On Thursday, Dec. 28, a group of people gathered in the city of Mashhad and demonstrated against the Iranian government’s economic policies. This demonstration happened in a city that is holy for 250 million Shiite Muslims around the world; it is where Reza, the 8th Shiite imam, or saint, is buried.