Peaceful Protests Constitutional Right of Iranians - President Rouhani

Protesters gather in Tehran as unrest spreads across Iran

Image Protesters gather in Tehran as unrest spreads across Iran

"Canada is encouraged by the Iranian people who are exercising their basic right to protest peacefully", Global Affairs Canada said in a written statement that also called on Iranian authorities to "honor democratic and human rights". The semi-official ILNA news agency reported Sunday that authorities had arrested some 80 protesters in the city of Arak, some 175 miles south of Tehran, as well as another 200 in Tehran on Saturday night.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation's "iron fist" if political unrest continues.

Telegram's CEO previously said the app had been blocked for the majority of Iranians.

Iranian hard-liners who support President Rouhani, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the clerical establishment of the Islamic Republic came out in droves this weekend to retaliate against the demonstrators.

"Protest, criticism constitutional rights of people..."

Travel restrictions have made it hard to confirm reports about the protests and postings on social media.

Trump Fires Entire Council on HIV/AIDS With No Explanation
PACHA was established in 1995, during the Clinton administration, to advise the White House on HIV strategies and policies. Gabriel Maldonado , who heads a California-based organization Truevolultion, is one of the 16 dismissed council members.

"Some meant to enter and damage some government places but the attackers did not manage to achieve their goals. and the town is under control", the unidentified official told the ILNA news agency.

The Mehr news agency reported Sunday that the two protesters were killed in Doroud, in Iran's Lorestan province.

The Iranian government is denying responsibility for the deaths and unrest.


The largest protests to strike Iran in almost a decade continued unabated Sunday, despite a government move to block access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organize, with even President Hassan Rouhani acknowledging the public's anger over the Islamic Republic's flagging economy.

The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009.

Violence flared in many places on Saturday, and videos posted online suggest demonstrations have continued in a dozen or more cities on Sunday.

Should the Philadelphia Eagles rest their starters in week 17?
Awuzie, a second-round rookie, didn't return after halftime and it was announced he would not return with a shoulder injury . Foles underthrew Alshon Jeffery and was picked by Chidobe Awuzie at the Cowboys 48 on Philadelphia's third possession.

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said, "The Iranian government is being tested by its own citizens".

The local authorities added, however, that the security forces had not opened fire at protesters.

President Donald Trump is again cheering on the protesters in Iran, saying: "The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism".

The Canadian government has expressed support for people protesting in Iran on Monday as mass demonstrations enter their fifth day across the country.

Facebook itself has been banned in Iran since the 2009 protests that followed the re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Looks like they will not take it any longer.

Rouhani criticized Trump in comments aired Sunday night.

South Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of North Korea trade
The Hong Kong government said in a statement Friday it had noted media reports that the Lighthouse Winmore had been seized. The KOTI does not seem to be included on the list.

Latest News