Saturday, December 30, 2017

Unrest In Iran -- News Roundup December 31, 2017

Daily Mail: 'Death to the Ayatollah': Iranian protests get bloody as two demonstrators are 'shot dead' after angry crowds burn down a government building and torch cars while thousands take to streets to call for revolution in biggest revolt since 2009

* Protests spreading across Iran at night after earlier clashes at Tehran University
* Video appears to show two young men shot dead in the western city of Dorud
* Government offices set fire to, Supreme Leader's picture pulled down by crowd
* Donald Trump tweeted speech in which he said oppressive regimes can't last

A videos posted on social media appeared to show two young Iranian men lying motionless on the ground and covered with blood and a voiceover said they had been shot dead by police.

It claimed security forces fired on protesters in the western town of Dorud and killed at least two as other protesters in the same video were chanting, 'I will kill whoever killed my brother!'.

Other videos showed protesters setting fire to a government office in the city of Khorramabad while in the capital Tehran, demonstrators were filmed tearing down a picture of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Unrest In Iran -- News Roundup December 31, 2017

The Latest: Trump ups show of support for Iranian protesters -- AP
Protests hit Tehran, two demonstrators reported killed in Iran town -- Reuters
New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran’s government -- AP
Iran protests: Violence on third day of demonstrations -- BBC
Iranians chant ‘death to dictator’ in biggest unrest since crushing of protests in 2009 -- The Guardian
Iran rocked by third day of protests -- DW
Iran's anti-regime protests enter third day, turn deadly, as thousands rally for and against Government -- ABC News Online
Iran protests: Third day of anti-government rallies -- Al Jazeera‘West focuses only on anti-govt rallies’: Thousands protest for & against authorities in Iran -- RT
Why are people protesting in Iran? -- Al Jazeera
What's at play in Iranian protests? -- CNN

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