Saturday, December 30, 2017

With Protests Spreading Iran Has Just Shut Down It's Internet

Iranian cities hit by protests
Map of Iran locating the main cities hit by protests (AFP Photo/Alain BOMMENEL)

Times Of Israel/AFP: Iran blocks internet, may shut down Telegram app as protests spread

Anti-regime demonstrators attack town hall in Tehran, burn Iranian flag; 3 said shot dead in central Iran by Revolutionary Guards.

Demonstrators attacked a town hall in the Iranian capital Saturday as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further “illegal gatherings” and moves to cut off the internet on mobile phones.

Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports spread rapidly that several people had been shot dead by police in the town of Dorud. According to Al-Arabiya, three Iranian protesters were killed by the Revolutionary Guards in the central Iran town.

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Update #1: Iran cuts off internet access in several cities as mass protests continue (Al Arabiya)
Update #2: Iran blocks internet on third night as protests grow deadly (Middle East Eye)
Update #3: Iran blocks internet on third night of protests (AFP)

WNU Editor: If a government has to shut down the communications network because of growing protests .... it tells me that they are afraid of losing control of the situation.

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