The country of Iran has been hit by a collapse in currency, economic mismanagement by the brutal regime, and impending U.S. sanctions. In the past week several shopkeepers joined the economic protests in the street.
This is the latest round of protests in Iran. There was a mass uprising in January followed by another economic uprising in April-May that saw 1,545 protests.
Inflation in Iran has risen over 20% in the past few weeks.
The Iranian regime sent in the Revolutionary Guards at one point to put down the protesters.
But the Iranian protesters fought back.
Hundreds of protesters CHASED DOWN AND BEAT POLICE in the street.
— Ashraf Sherjan (@ASJBaloch) June 25, 2018
At one point the protesters chased the police off their bikes and down the street.
The protesters are chanting, “Death to Khameini!” on the street.
— NCRI-U.S. Rep Office (@NCRIUS) June 25, 2018
INSTEAD of chanting “Death to America!” the protesters are chanting, “Death to Palestine!” who they blame for taking all of the Iranian people’s wealth.
Unreal. #Iran Protestors chanting "Death to Palestine" in anti regime protests going on since Sunday. Since 1979, "Death to America" "Death to Israel" were what we heard from Iran. Foreign interventions (Syria, Iraq) + stagnant economy, souring public mood: pic.twitter.com/ZJz1kYM0aJ
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) June 26, 2018
Railway workers joined the strike in Iran this week.
a group of railway workers from the Railway Engineering and Construction Company of Azerbaijan gathered once again in protest to the expulsion of 50 of their colleagues and held a protest rally in front of the Tabriz railway station.#IranRegimeChange#FreeIran2018 pic.twitter.com/dhtdVk2nhQ
— Our Iran (@Ouriran96) June 27, 2018
The Iranian police were seen damaging businesses on strike for the protests.
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) June 26, 2018