Possibility of new protests in Iran still exists
A Professor of Economics in Tehran believes: “If the government continues to pursue its misguided policies, add to that the economic pressures of the sanctions, and a possibility of new protests erupting in Iran in 2019 still exists.”
2017-like unrests will not lead to Iran regime change
A conservative politician and activist in Iran believes: “The IR of Iran has shown that it will air its grievances through legal channels. Therefore, open protest channels will not lead to regime change, even under economic pressures and severe sanctions.”
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.