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‘Death to the dictator!’: Anti-government protests reach Tehran

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Protests in Iran are entering their third week, with widespread arrests of protesters and deadly use of force.

Demonstrations began on July 15 in response to the severe drought and water crisis suffered by Iran’s Arab Ahwazi citizens in Khuzestan. Protesters say that water is only a trigger for the movement, in addition to a long history of repression by the Iranian government.

Since then, protests against the regime and countrywide drought have spread across the country, including to the capital Tehran. Protesters also object to Iran’s foreign policy agenda, especially given the lack of necessities domestically.

A video shared on social media showed protesters marching down the streets shouting slogans such as ‘Death to the dictator’ and ‘Neither Gaza nor Lebanon: I will sacrifice my life for Iran.’…”

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