Explain This: Iran's Unrest - VIDEO

  09 January 2018    Read: 490
Explain This: Iran's Unrest - VIDEO

The Iran protests are almost two weeks old. What began on Dec. 28 as a demonstration against rising food prices escalated quickly into a protest that has shaken the core of the regime.

The protests, which began over economic hardships, have taken on a rare political dimension, with a growing number of young people calling on Khamenei to step down.

The nation’s elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down the eruption of anti-government unrest, their commander said on Wednesday.

More than 450 protesters have been arrested in the capital Tehran in recent days, and hundreds of others were detained around the country, according to officials.

A judicial official said some could face the death penalty.



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