Iran kills 10 protesters after declaring citizens are ‘completely free to express their criticism of the government or stage protests’

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The darlings of Obama strike down with a mailed fist. While not surprising, the liars and terrorist-supporters at CNN are supporting Obama and the murdering mullahs.

Citizens are ‘completely free to express their criticism of the government or stage protests in a way that will lead to the improvement of the country’s conditions’. President Hassan Rouhani.

Ten people killed overnight as Iran cracks down on anti-government protests

TEN PEOPLE were killed overnight in anti-government protests in Iran, according to state television.
By Rebecca Pinnington, Jan 1, 2018:

At least 12 people have now died since protests began on Thursday.

Iranian state television said this morning: “In the events of last night, unfortunately a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities.”

Up to 400 people have been arrested as police cracked down on protesters, including 200 in capital city Tehran.

Protests continued overnight despite an intervention from President Hassan Rouhani, who acknowledged the dissidents’ grievances but defended his record.

He said citizens are “completely free to express their criticism of the government or stage protests in a way that will lead to the improvement of the country’s conditions”, while warning protesters against committing violent acts.

Overnight, police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters in central Tehran.

Demonstrations were also reported in Kermanshah and Khorramabad in the west of Iran, Shahinshahr in the north west, and Zanjan in the north of the country.

President Rouhani is expected to attend an emergency meeting of the Iranian parliament planned for New Year’s Day, as protests continue.

The demonstrations are the biggest show of dissent in Iran since the mass protests of the Green Movement were brutally suppressed in 2009.Then, at least 30 people were killed and thousands arrested during a wave of protests against the disputed reelection of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Today, demonstrators say they are angry about corruption and economic hardship.

Frustrations have grown as the country is deeply involved in proxy wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen in a battle for soft power with rival Saudi Arabia.

Ten people have been killed as mass protests continue in IranGetty

Ten people have been killed as mass protests continue in Iran

Ten people have been killed as mass protests continue in IranGetty

Ten people have been killed as mass protests continue in Iran

Ten people have been killed as mass protests continue in IranGetty

Ten people have been killed as mass protests continue in Iran

Foreign interventions have sparked fury in the country as citizens want their leader to focus on domestic issues rather than squaring up to the Saudis.Although Iran is a major oil producer and a key centre of power in the Middle East, youth unemployment reached 28.8 percent last year.As protests continue, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has warned anti-government demonstrators they will face an “iron fist” if the unrest is not halted.

While president Rouhani said the government would show “no tolerance for those who damage public properties, violate public order and create unrest in society”.

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