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Day 4: #Iran rocked by MASSIVE PROTESTS as images of Khamenei set on fire and banks burned

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President Trump’s policy and sanctions are working. Perhaps the people of Iran believe they can trust the USA after the bloody betrayal of Obama in 2009. It may not seem like much, but it takes enormous courage to tweet the revolution. The last time the people rose up, those tweeting photos and support for the revolution for freedom, disappeared without a trace.

And don’t let the media fool you. It’s not about petrol….

“Reports have been received from some cities that many guns have fallen into the hands of people following the attack on police stations, and military bases of Basijis militia.”

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WATCH Iran Rocked by Protests as Images of Khamenei Set on Fire and Banks Burned

Though largely peaceful, demonstrations devolved into violence in several instances, with online videos purporting to show police officers firing tear gas at protesters and mobs setting fires

By: Reuters, Nov 18, 2019:

The protests put renewed pressure on Iran’s government as it struggles to overcome the U.S. sanctions strangling the country after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire, in violence that reportedly killed at least one person.

The protests put renewed pressure on Iran’s government as it struggles to overcome the U.S. sanctions strangling the country after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

https://twitter.com/PersianReuters/status/1195720871069007872

The demonstrations took place in over a dozen cities in the hours following Rouhani’s decision early Friday to cut gasoline subsidies to fund handouts for Iran’s poor. Gasoline in the country still remains among the cheapest in the world, with the new prices jumping up to a minimum of 15,000 rials per liter of gas — 50% up from the day before. That’s 13 cents a liter, or about 50 cents a gallon. A gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. costs $2.60 by comparison.

But in a nation where many get by as informal taxi drivers, cheap gasoline is considered a birthright. Iran is home to the world’s fourth-largest crude oil reserves. While expected for months, the decision still caught many by surprise and sparked immediate demonstrations overnight.

Violence broke out Friday night in Sirjan, a city some 800 kilometers (500 miles) southeast of Tehran. The state-run IRNA news agency said “protesters tried to set fire to the oil depot, but they were stopped by police.” It did not elaborate, but online videos circulating on Iranian social media purported to show a fire at the depot as sirens wailed in the background. Another showed a large crowd shouting: “Rouhani, shame on you! Leave the country alone!”

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