2017–2018 Iranian protests

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The protests seen in Tehran

The 2017–2018 Iranian protests were many public protests which happened in many cities throughout Iran beginning on 28 December 2017 and continuing into 2018.

The first protest took place in Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city by population. At first, they focused on the economic policies of the country; however, as protests spread throughout the country and soon protested the regime of Ali Khamenei.[1]

According to The Washington Post,[2] protesters' chants and attacks on government buildings and chanted "Death to the dictator!".

In a backlash against the protests, thousands of government supporters staged pro-government rallies in more than a dozen cities across Iran.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Five things you need to know about protests in Iran". Al Jazeera. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. Eltagouri, Marwa (3 January 2018). "Tens of thousands of people have protested in Iran. Here's why". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. "Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump 'blunder' at U.N." Reuters. 5 January 2018. Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018.