Monday, April 30, 2018

Iranians Are Using Banknotes To Spread Protest Messages

BBC: Iranians launch banknote protest to get round censorship

A group of Iranian Twitter users are spreading protest messages by writing slogans on banknotes.

"Banknotes are our un-censorable messengers," one user wrote, referring to a rumoured plan to permanently block the popular messaging app Telegram, which is by far the most popular digital communication tool in Iran.

Slogans included "I am an overthrower".

Some of the sayings were originally chanted during mass anti-establishment protests at the turn of the year.

In late December, demonstrators took to the streets then to express their dissatisfaction with the social and economic situation in the country.

Telegram was believed to have been the main platform people used to obtain and share information about the protests, which took place across Iran from late December 2017 to January 2018.

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WNU Editor:  I do not think the mullahs who run Iran are as strong as we in the West like to believe they are. The protests are not stopping, and measures by the Iranian government to limit news information and social media is back-firing.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The Iranians and Chinese are really, really good at internet controls.

Maybe they can control the spread of these messages by getting rid of paper money.

That is about the time the Ayatollahs are lynched by their people and unlike Idi Amin they cannot retire to Saudi Arabia for some strange reason.

Trump will fix North Korea and Iran will just be handed to him.

Poor Obama, he was handed the Green Revolution in 2009 and he just sat there and gave no encouragement to the oppressed and downtrodden Iranians.

What's our position on the Persian Spring" - Obama staffer

"Mum's the Word" - Obama