Resentment over economic crisis: a report on the arrests in Iran due to planned protests

The Iranian police has confirmed reports about protests in the small town of Behbahan in South-West of the country. "A small group protested on Thursday evenin

Resentment over economic crisis: a report on the arrests in Iran due to planned protests

The Iranian police has confirmed reports about protests in the small town of Behbahan in South-West of the country. "A small group protested on Thursday evening in Behbahan against the economic situation in the country," said Behbahans police chief Mohammed Asisi on Friday. The police had intervened after demonstrators "rule would have called illegal Slogans". Whether people had been detained, he said.

the social networks were in use in the night of Friday, video of the small protest event in Behbahan. On the Videos, dozens of protesters were to be seen, the criticism of the Iranian policy in the middle East, and Tehran's support for Arab movements practiced. "Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, we sacrifice our life only for Iran" was a Slogan. On some Videos also clashes between police and demonstrators were to be seen.

the Reuters news Agency, citing witnesses, reported, should be followed, Iranian security forces used tear gas against protesters. On Videos in social media was to see that the security forces were also in the capital Tehran and in other cities, massively present on the roads. The films could not be independently verified.

A man from Tehran who wished to remain anonymous, told the news Agency Reuters, the people in Iran were applied. "The economy is so bad that we can't survive." Iranians insist almost all protest events that the financial support of the government for the Palestinian, Lebanese and Yemeni movements, as well as for Syria's ruler Bashar al Assad is finished. The money should be in the currently acute economic crisis for its own people is spent, it is said again and again.

In the social networks, there were on Thursday various Posts about scheduled protest demonstrations in several Iranian cities, including the capital, Tehran. Among other things, against the death sentences of three young Iranians, the planned long - term cooperation and safety agreement with China, as well as the catastrophic economic situation in the country after the Corona should be protested-crisis. So far, have been reported in the Iranian media about protests in Behbahan and arrests in Khorasan Razawi province in the North-East of the country.

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 10:20

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