Iran is burning
For the fifth day in a row, anger protests in Iran continue to intensify and expand to include cities and regions across the country, especially in Qom, the center of the country and the capital Tehran, turning into bloody demonstrations after the first death in the protests.
The symbols of the mullahs became the target of the demonstrators, who came out in protest against the poor economic conditions and the collapse of the riyal and corruption. They attacked a religious estate and chanted against the leader, the religious authority and its policies, as well as the Lebanese Hezbollah.
The arrival of the protests to the city of Qom, whose scientific possession is the scientific center of the Shiites after Najaf in Iraq, is the strongest blow to the Malalese, given their religious significance.
The protests in Qom, which includes dozens of schools and more than 60 institutions and schools, were reported to have been launched from the main square of “Tawheed Square”, where demonstrators chanted against Hezbollah and the supreme leader.
According to reports, the demonstrations extended from Shiraz in the south to Ahwaz in the west, passing through the center of the country, to Tehran in the north and a scene in the east of the country.
In addition to these cities, the protests included Mashhad, Karaj, Khomeini Shahr, Arak, Ahwaz, Gandirjan, Najafabad, Karajak, Ramin and Ashtar.
During the protests, demonstrators chanted slogans such as “Khamenei, be ashamed and leave the country,” “Death to the dictator,” “Do not be afraid, do not be afraid, we are all united together”, Death to Rohani.
On Friday, the first death toll in recent protests came after reports that he had fallen in the city of Karaj to the west of Tehran, while dozens were reported arrested.
It is noteworthy that the Iranian demonstrations began to protest against inflation and the deterioration of the price and value of the Iranian currency and the spread of corruption, in addition to Iran’s funding for arms in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon, in addition to pumping large sums to protect the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The demonstrations come at a time when Iranians are anxiously awaiting the economic conditions and conditions following the re-imposition of the US sanctions on Tehran, which will enter the first stage on Tuesday.
Washington has withdrawn from the nuclear deal with Iran, while US President Donald Trump promised to impose “high impact” sanctions on the Iranian economy in two stages, the first on August 7 and the second on the fifth of November.