Iran attempts to suppress growing protest of government incompetence
The Iranian government warned people against further protests on Saturday after two days of demonstrations sparked by anger over an array of economic problems.Iran has a classic totalitarian regime where they can get their toadies out to holler something like "Death to America" on queue while ignoring the will of the people. They then refuse to show the real news of dissatisfaction with the regime.
"We urge all those who receive these calls to protest not to participate in these illegal gatherings as they will create problems for themselves and other citizens," said Interior Minister Abdolrahman Rahmani Fazli.
State news channel IRINN said it had been banned from covering the protests that spread from second city Mashhad on Thursday to hit several towns and cities.
The protests initially targeted economic problems, but quickly turned against the Islamic regime as a whole.
US President Donald Trump warned "the world is watching" after dozens of demonstrators were arrested.
Media coverage inside Iran focused almost exclusively on pro-regime rallies held on Saturday to mark the defeat of the last major protest movement in 2009, which hardliners call "the sedition".