Iran is burning down their central bank. pic.twitter.com/zq0DNaVpyK
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) November 16, 2019
Obama propped up the government by providing them money, but they can’t get over the failure and people don’t want them anymore.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed.
The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people to staunch demonstrations that took place in a reported 100 cities and towns. That made it increasingly difficult to gauge whether unrest continued. Images published by state and semiofficial media showed the scale of the damage in images of burned gas stations and banks, torched vehicles and roadways littered with debris.
Since the price hike, demonstrators have abandoned cars along major highways and joined mass protests in the capital, Tehran, and elsewhere. Some protests turned violent, with demonstrators setting fires as gunfire rang out.
It remains to be seen how many people were arrested, injured or killed. Videos from the protests have shown people gravely wounded.
Ppl in Iran chanting : “We don’t want the Islamic Republic”
Iranian are looking for their rights & they believe it can’t be achieved with Islamic Republic.#IranProtests#ایران_ینتفض pic.twitter.com/SoiV9CW8jE
— Maryam shariatmadari (@Maryamshariatm) November 17, 2019
Minutes ago, Karaj, Iran:
Despite internet down, some videos make their way out reach the world. People chanting “Reza Shah rest in peace” showing their support for return of Pahlavis to Iran.
They also chant “down with dictator”
— Salman Sima (@SalmanSima) November 17, 2019
— Alireza Nader (@AlirezaNader) November 16, 2019
A courageous woman tears down a "Death to America" poster in Iran. The crowd is chanting, "Death to the dictator," in a reference to @Khamenei_ir.
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) November 18, 2019