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Anti-government demonstrations that began in Iran on Thursday have now spread to several major cities.
Large numbers reportedly turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshah, in the west, with smaller protests in Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere.
The protests began against rising prices but have spiralled into a general outcry against clerical rule and government policies
The demonstrations have taken the Iranian authorities by surprise. Impromptu anti-government demonstrations are rare in a country where the Revolutionary Guard and numerous intelligence agencies have a strong grip on the population.
Predictably they are blaming anti-revolutionary elements and foreign agents. But the protests clearly stem from seething discontent in Iran, mainly because of the worsening economic conditions faced by ordinary Iranians.
A BBC Persian investigation has found that Iranians, on average, have become 15% poorer in the past 10 years alone.
0bama had the opportunity during the "Arab Spring" to back the Iranian dissidents...
0bama completely ignored them and funded islamic terrorists in Libya and Syria instead...
...money/troops being sent to Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain...
A popular gathering in protest of the high cost and the status of welfare, and the strange confrontation of law enforcement officers in places in Iran.(translated by google)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran’s capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution.
The announcement signaled an easing of punishments for violating the country’s conservative dress code, as called for by the young and reform-minded Iranians who helped re-elect President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, earlier this year.
But hard-liners opposed to easing such rules still dominate Iran’s security forces and judiciary, so it was unclear whether the change would be fully implemented.
The Iranian government has told people to avoid "illegal gatherings" in the wake of two days of angry anti-establishment protests in the country.
Scores have been arrested in protests over corruption and living standards.
Some small groups have continued demonstrations in Tehran and elsewhere.
But Interior Minister Abdolrahman Rahmani Fazli urged people "not to participate in these illegal gatherings as they will create problems for themselves and other citizens".
The Iranian authorities are blaming anti-revolutionaries and agents of foreign powers for the outbreak of anti-establishment protest.
In the US, the Trump administration warned Iran overnight that the world was watching its response.
originally posted by: AMPTAH
Yeah, what's coming is the "decentralization" of authority.
It started with bitcoin.
Once the control over money is removed from the banks and the governments,
next shoe to drop is the "authority to govern"...this too will be decentralized
and the power taken back by the people.