What is Happening in Iran?

Meanwhile, in Iran, the price of oil has doubled in 24 hours, causing a massive uproar. Protesters face violent repression from the government and the country's Internet has been cut. According to Amnesty International, there have been at least 106 deaths since November 15.

The State has cut off Iranians from the social media

Meanwhile, in Iran… on November 15, a sudden, unexpected rise in gas prices sparked anger. Close to 10,000 people protested this weekend in cities across the country. They demanded an end to the price hike, which had been put in place by President Rohani, with support from Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Since the protests started, the government has reported that five people have been killed: three security personnel and two protesters. According to the UN, the death toll is much higher. Iran, a country with deep oil resources, had one of the world's lowest fuel prices. That price has doubled since then.

In Tehran and the rest of Iran, everything is dependent on fuel (prices). If the price of fuel goes up in the night, by day the price of rent will go up, as well as other living expenses, including fruit, vegetables, cereals, and everything. The chart featured in the video was published by the NGO NetBlocks. It shows how much of Iran's Internet network is being used, hour by hour. It was fluctuating between 85% and 100% until suddenly, on November 16, around 4 pm, it dropped to 5% and hasn't gone up since.

The government had just cut off its citizens from the rest of the world. Unlike in the US, in Iran, the government controls the Internet connection with the rest of the world. Which means they can also block it at any moment. The goal: reduce contact with the rest of the world, cut off Iranians from the social media, which they use actively, and in that way minimize the impact of the protest movement. It's a technique that is on the rise. Several countries, including Venezuela, Iraq and Pakistan, have recently cut the Internet during protest movements or military operations.


11/20/2019 4:30 PMupdated: 11/20/2019 6:29 PM


  • Sandy R.
    03/01/2020 03:52


  • Lincoln G.
    02/29/2020 20:55

    It's the same all over.thieves with pens taking everything they ken

  • Dustin S.
    02/29/2020 18:13

    Not our pig not our farm

  • Juan G.
    02/29/2020 08:47


  • Matthew M.
    02/29/2020 04:35

    Down with Socialism

  • Paul M.
    02/28/2020 06:45


  • Freddy V.
    02/28/2020 01:01

    Los gobiernos están para administrar las riquezas del pueblo no para servirse de ellas

  • James W.
    02/27/2020 18:26

    When your country is ran by someone called the supreme leader, what else would you expect other than complete control? Lol

  • Roland R.
    02/26/2020 02:53

    over the price of gas...smh

  • Arick E.
    02/25/2020 20:00

    Iran was a modern developed society at least twice in it’s history before the religious zealots took over. Each time, the religion of peace halted free inquiry, science and personal freedoms. Maybe they’ll free themselves again!! I wish them good luck!!

  • Ruben R.
    02/25/2020 19:12

    How much does it cost?? Before rise??

  • Chaz F.
    02/25/2020 15:45

    The people's not the problem oil is

  • Chaz F.
    02/25/2020 15:44

    Double to what $0.10

  • Jeremy W.
    02/24/2020 21:53

    So what is the price of gas over there now?

  • Boo R.
    02/24/2020 20:35

    we need to stay out of other countries and mind your own business before Trump gets everybody kill over stupid s***

  • David M.
    02/24/2020 03:57

    I’m just wondering. I mean the times are lean. Any good recipes coming from chaos?

  • Pov V.
    02/24/2020 03:33

    So the price went up from 50 cent to $1.00 and they got out rage by that 🙄 And here in California the gas went down at Sam's club to $2.94 and it made me one happy man😍

  • David B.
    02/23/2020 17:53

    Burn it all down 😂😂😂

  • Michael H.
    02/23/2020 12:56

    And this is what Democrats want in the USA ponder that

  • Brent W.
    02/23/2020 06:32

    Please that country is so messed up I say just stay over there and don't drive Ride donkey Jack Asssssss

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