“With a decision by the Supreme National Security Council, activities of Telegram and Instagram are temporarily limited,” the report said, without elaborating.Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty © 2017 RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Postings on social media showed what the posters said were protests in the city of Dorud, including bonfires in the street and graphic images of people with bloody wounds. At least one of the videos was verified by BBC Persian.
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Iran's state TV news website, iribnews.ir, quoted an anonymous source saying that social media in Iran would be temporarily limited as a safety measure.
On Saturday night, protesters in Shiraz tore down a big poster of General Ghasem Soleimani, IRGC Qods force commander. The regime describes Soleimani a national hero for his role in the Iraq and Syria wars.
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In Doroud, in Iran's western Lorestan province, protesters gathered for an unauthorised rally that lasted into Saturday night, said Habibollah Khojastepour, the security deputy of Lorestan's governor. The two protesters were killed in clashes at the rally, he said.
Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!
According to local media reports, thousands have taken to the streets to voice their frustration against the government.
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Meanwhile, Habibollah Khojastepour, security deputy of the governor of Lorestan province, said on Sunday that the presence of “agitators” prevented a peaceful end to the protest, according to Mehr news agency. voicing frustration over the economy and calling for the resignation of President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a stunning show of defiance in a country where public dissent is dealt with harshly.
“The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!”
News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services.– The United States has condemned the arrest of protesters, with President Donald Trump cheering on the protesters via Twitter. Trump tweeted on December 31 that it looks like the Iranians "will not take it any longer," adding "The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!"
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State TV aired footage showing people in several cities waving flags and carrying banners bearing the image of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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disabled access to messaging apps within the country.Earlier, a third night of unrest in Iran saw mass demonstrations across the country in which two people were killed, dozens arrested and public buildings attacked.
The Iranian regime has so far avoided flooding the streets with the armed volunteers of the Basij, the paramilitary volunteer force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. They have also not put the Revolutionary Guards themselves into action against the protesters. The geographic dispersion of the protests in cities all around the country could create the impression that the entire country is on fire, but the number of demonstrators in every city is relatively small and can be contained.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, has not commented publicly on the reports from Iran.
ویدیوی دیگری از کشتهشدگان درگیریهای امشب شهرستان #دورود #لرستان #اعتراضات_سراسری #اعتراض @Vahid @mamlekate pic.twitter.com/xT9K3aUCNOThe protests began over high living costs and the struggling economy before spreading quickly to other areas and turning against the Islamic regime as a whole.
“Iranian authorities are blocking access to Telegram for the majority of Iranians after our public refusal to shut down … peacefully protesting channels,” he wrote.
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Telegram and Instagram were used to organise three days of anti-establishment protests.AP A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police, in Tehran Saturday., A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police, in Tehran Saturday., (AP) ALSO:Iran’s economy has improved since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, which saw Iran limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the end of some international sanctions. Tehran now sells its oil on the global market and has signed deals to purchase tens of billions of dollars’ worth of Western aircraft.Observers initially said that the protests were caused by increasing cost of living and unemployment. In fact, on Thursday, the first day of protests, many demonstrators in the eastern city of Mashhad chanted slogans against President Rouhani and accused him of not being able to improve the economy.
The company’s CEO Pavel Durov tweeted that Iranian authorities took action after his company refused to shut down “peacefully protesting channels”.President Rouhani and his team suspect that their conservative opponents have instigated the demonstrations in order to weaken government.
Protesters have taken to the streets for each of the last four days throughout the country to protest economic hardships and alleged government corruption.
Al Jazeera could not authenticate the footage, but semi-state news agency Fars also reported confrontations between police and protesters at Tehran University.
“Looks like they will not take it any longer,” he wrote on Twitter, warning that Washington is “watching very closely for human rights violations!”