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Number of Arrests Increases in Iranian Protests

01-09-2018
Iran Protests
Iran Protests
An Iranian lawmaker says approximately 3,700 people have been arrested over the past two weeks of protests and unrest throughout Iran.
 
The number is far higher than the one initially offered by authorities.
 
Iranian Parliament News quoted Mahmoud Sadeghi on Tuesday saying that different security and intelligence forces detained the protesters, making it difficult to know the exact number of detainees.
 
The protests were sparked by anger at Iran's economic woes but later demonstrators began calling for the overthrow of the government.
 
The United States and Israel have expressed support for the protesters.
The radical Islamic Iranian regime has said that the protests are continuing to dwindle.
 

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