TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran's government abruptly raised gasoline prices and imposed strict rations early Friday prompting large protests in major cities across the country with angry crowds calling for the ouster of President Hassan Rouhan.
The price of fuel has been increased by up to 300 percent in some locations exacerbating the fears of protesters already struggling under extreme economic pressure as its economy worsens under U.S. sanctions.
Iran revolts against Islamic Regime!— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) November 16, 2019
Chants of "Death to Khamenei" as Iran's Bank Melli burns on Day Two of #IranProtests
But could this be a setup for the #IGRC Revolutionary Guards to stage a coup against President #Rouhani?
"Khamenei, you will be tried in court" chanted this protester as he was running away from security forces.— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) November 16, 2019
Iranians are in the streets protesting peacefully against the recent 3-fold price hike of gas prices.
People have had enough of rulers' corruption#IranProtests pic.twitter.com/26wcdAYYTV
As we speak, #IranProtests are still underway .— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) November 16, 2019
Iranian women are very present in these anti-regime protests, as in this footage I received from Iran.
People are chanting patriotic songs and cursing Iran's corrupt authorities.
Protests in a lot of cities in Iran pic.twitter.com/lnOudr67EE
Another footage that I have just received from Tehran.— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) November 16, 2019
Protesters are resisting security forces despite their heavy-handedness.
They're chanting "Down with the dictator" in reference to Iran's rulers.#IranProtests continue with millions of Iranians in the streets. pic.twitter.com/3yk6gfKYpP