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
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  • Aj B.
    3 days

    Iran government are getting ready for war!

  • Dan L.
    3 days

    Kill them all

  • Luis E.
    5 days

    That's ok to make notice of what's goin on in Iran but what about what's happening in other countries like Honduras is the people of this country of any importance to the rest of the the World??????

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  • John G.
    6 days

    Let them destroy themselves

  • Jose A.
    01/19/2020 19:51

    Respect their traditions

  • Henry S.
    01/19/2020 14:33

    That is America doing. Destabilizing before invasion

  • Isael C.
    01/19/2020 00:40

    All the evil workings of Global Dominance

  • Paul D.
    01/18/2020 18:33

    I was just checking my insurance and I think I can get a better deal with Allstate

  • Albert V.
    01/18/2020 06:58

    Supposed to be free for the people of iran 🇮🇷..

  • Matin W.
    01/18/2020 02:40

    White House will destroy and leave you like Iraq,Syria, and Afghanistan. Remember!

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    01/17/2020 02:05


  • Errol R.
    01/16/2020 16:18

    peak of senses sanction never hurts goverment that is the object it hurts the people of that government with that said you force the people to remove or to A uprise that is dangerous n it is wicked.....We the USA know is Iran Iraq afghanisthan Venezuela Panama but ISRAEL never ofto worry ......wonder why we got to stop sanction we have become THE GERMANY OF OLD.. we are hate around the World n that's a dangerous place to be...PEACE.

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    01/16/2020 05:30

    good job C**

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    01/16/2020 05:19

    WOW!! BRUT finally posting something important

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    01/16/2020 05:03

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    01/16/2020 03:03

    Trump 2020