Special dossier: The causes of Iran 2017-18 protests

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Iranians are not after regime change
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Iranians are not after regime change

A professor of sociology at Tehran University believes: “With increased levels of knowledge in society, Iranians understand the present situation under sanctions and will not protest as a reaction to the economic pressures; but they will show a conditional behavior against the political system.

Protests continue in Iran in various forms
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Protests continue in Iran in various forms

A Tehran-based professor of economics believes: “The protests of December-January 2017 were the result of the government’s wrong policies over the past three, leading to economic inequality, corruption and a limited job market. The protests are still ongoing in the form of increased emigration, addiction, divorce and frustration.”

Unrests in Iran – One year later
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Unrests in Iran – One year later

One year has passed since the unrests in the cities of Iran in 2017. On 28 December last year, a series of unguided protests began in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, and a number of other cities of Khorasan Razavi, northeastern Iran. The protests began as a “No to rising cost of living” on social media, but gradually leaned towards anti-establishment slogans and opposition to Iran’s political system.

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