By Steve Dellar  |  08-04-2018   News
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The scattered protests all over Iran entered their fourth consecutive day as people continued to chant slogans against the Theocratic regime and, importantly, even attacked a religious school in what could be a dangerous change of pace.

The Iranian citizens are angry over a falling currency, rising prices and fear further economic woes when the American sanctions kick in after the weekend.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranProtests?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranProtests</a>- Here in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Isfahan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Isfahan</a>, protesters are confronting regime forces <a href="https://t.co/vvZESNEiQ0">pic.twitter.com/vvZESNEiQ0</a></p>&mdash; Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) <a href="https://twitter.com/LisaDaftari/status/1025403155066941441?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile, the Iranian Mullahs refuse any compromise with their own people or even talks with the White House administration whilst President Trump noted last week that he would be ‘willing to talk, no preconditions.’

A Middle East specialist at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, Mr. Saeed Ghasseminejad, said: “it was unexpected and seemed to start on social media, there was not much planning. It shows a sudden outburst of anger.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Iranian people want to change this regime<br><br>Cities: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tehran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Tehran</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Karaj?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Karaj</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ghadrijan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ghadrijan</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Isfahan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Isfahan</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Shahinshahr?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Shahinshahr</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kermanshah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kermanshah</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Varamin?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Varamin</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bojnourd?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bojnourd</a> and … protest against <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Iran</a>&#39;s regime<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Winning?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Winning</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranRegimeChange?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranRegimeChange</a> <a href="https://t.co/JyDPgWPTI3">pic.twitter.com/JyDPgWPTI3</a></p>&mdash; mahsti25 (@mahsti25metana1) <a href="https://twitter.com/mahsti25metana1/status/1025618442911719424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“It is not as widespread as protests in December but has united the lower and middle-income classes. Both small towns and major cities have joined. As the sanctions intensify you will have the upper-middle classes joining too.”

Related coverage: <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/32745-Iran-Currency-Drops-Another-14-As-US-Sanctions-Loom">Iran currency drops another 14 percent</a>.

Mr. Ghasseminejad referred to earlier protests at the beginning of the year, when even US President Trump chimed in and took the side of the protesters.

Related coverage: <a href=" https://thegoldwater.com/news/15186-Trump-Sends-Message-Of-Support-To-Iran-Protesters">US President Trump sends message of hope to protesters</a>.

This time around, the anger is mostly economically as the Iranian currency, the rial, has dropped an astonishing 50% in a few months and foreign products are becoming unpayable.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">4 days of protests across <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Iran</a> - silence in the Western media<br>Tehran protesters last night chant &quot;Cry out loud countrymen, Demand what is your right&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranProtests?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranProtests</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranSummerOfDiscontent?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranSummerOfDiscontent</a> <a href="https://t.co/tKKchMa50W">pic.twitter.com/tKKchMa50W</a></p>&mdash; Potkin Azarmehr (@potkazar) <a href="https://twitter.com/potkazar/status/1025638263372038144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Truck drivers and shopkeepers had already been striking for days before the protests gathered pace.

Related coverage: <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/15011-Video-Iran-Deploys-Special-Forces-As-Violence-Grows">Iran deploys special forces against protesters as violence grows</a>.

Ali, a vendor at Tehran’s grand bazaar, which joined in the strikes already weeks ago, explained that Iranians are stockpiling products as they fear prices will only rise further. He stated: "people are worried that if they don't buy things today, they won't be available tomorrow."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BREAKING</a>: Today is 5th day of nationwide protests against <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Iran</a>&#39;s Islamic Regime across the country. People of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eshtehard?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Eshtehard</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Karaj?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Karaj</a> have returned to the streets to protest. They chant &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RezaShah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RezaShah</a>, God Bless Your Soul&quot; now.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranProtests?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranProtests</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IranRegimeChange?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IranRegimeChange</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RezaPahlavi?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RezaPahlavi</a> <a href="https://t.co/1Y7XLuyR3M">pic.twitter.com/1Y7XLuyR3M</a></p>&mdash; Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) <a href="https://twitter.com/BabakTaghvaee/status/1025718361353793541?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A first sign of hope for the Iranians is that the world press seemingly is starting to notice their protests.

Lastly, it was noticeable that today, two religious schools were attacked by protesters as well, at least according to Iranian news agencies and social media.

The Islamic seminary in the capital Tehran and a Shi'ite Muslim seminary in Eshtehard, some 60 miles west of Tehran.

Source:

https://www.dw.com/en/iranian-protesters-attack-islamic-school-as-sanctions-loom/a-44953731

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Rockie No. 33120 1533410700
It's time Iran and all countries gain their freedom from the religious despots who claim to own with the right to enslave the people.
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