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

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'Death to the dictator!': Anti-government protests reach Tehran
Social media showed protesters marching down the streets of Tehran chanting "Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, I will sacrifice my life for Iran."
By TZVI JOFFRE, LAUREN MORGANBESSER
JULY 26, 2021

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.”

According to Amnesty International on Friday, in response to the protests, security forces have killed at least eight protesters, including a teenage boy, in seven different cities. The Iranian Mehr News Agency reported on Monday that shopkeepers began protesting after an hours-long power outage in parts of Tehran. A spokesman for the electricity provider stated that the power outage was caused by excessive power consumption in a local building.

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