The protests appear sparked by social media posts and a surge in prices of basic food supplies, like eggs and poultry. Officials and state media made a point Saturday of saying Iranians have the right to protest and have their voices heard on social issues.
However, protesters in Tehran on Saturday chanted against high-ranking government officials and made other political statements, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Hundreds of students and others joined a new economic protest at Tehran University, with riot police massing at the school’s gates as they shut down surrounding roads.
Fars also said protests on Friday also struck Qom, a city that is the world’s foremost center for Shiite Islamic scholarship and home to a major Shiite shrine.
It is interesting to note that Iran could have been an ally of the US back in 2009, which would change the political and economic landscape of the MidEast. Folks who still support Obama and his foreign policy can not answer the question: if Obama’s deal with Iran was so important, why didn’t he ensure the government of Iran was friendly to the US and not working to undermine every other nation in the Mideast and providing material support to Mexican narco-cartels? 2009 was Obama’s chance to change the course of history, but…
When all you know is to support the PLO, to promote Hezbollah and prevent it from shipping drugs into the US, to partner with the Muslim Brotherhood – all of these groups have murder as their reason for being, but for Obama and his supporters, the murdered were just Jews, Muslims who didn’t want to jihad, and American tourists, and that was more than acceptable. Obama’s foreign policy was scripted by the KGB, and lived on until its American disciples was elected reached power.
This is an opportunity, sparked by Trump’s decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem. That signaled the old ways of paying the US paying billions in tribute to murderers to maybe not murder quite so much while the Left calls it “peace” is no longer operative. Okay President Trump, your move.