It does seem that in spite of a more theologically conservative government ever since the 1979 Iranian revolution.Mekorig said:Earlier this year, in September, the kurd in Baneh already did some protests and riots and were practically not covered by no media, and were quickly repressed.
The Iranian islamic regime is under heavy internal pressure since a long time, mostly from people that want a more western-like goverment, to religious and ethnic diferences (arabs, kurds, etc).
As far i know, this protest looks like as anti-goverment and "non colored", but in this times, you never know.
I still honestly don't understand what the Iranian people are protesting about.Iranians Shatter a New York Times Myth
The people haven't closed ranks behind the regime.
So much for the New York Times theory that, thanks to Trumpian and Saudi bellicosity, the Iranian people have closed ranks behind their rulers. In November, the paper’s Tehran bureau chief, Thomas Erdbrink, devoted an extended feature to making this case, and it proved wildly popular with the pro-nuclear deal crowd in Washington.
“After years of cynicism, sneering or simply tuning out all things political,” wrote Erdbrink, “Iran’s urban middle classes have been swept up in a wave of nationalist fervor.” He went on: “Mr. Trump and the Saudis have helped the government achieve what years of repression could never accomplish: widespread public support for the hard-line view that the United States and Riyadh cannot be trusted.”
Erdbrink’s argument echoed rhetoric from Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Responding to October’s announcement of new U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Zarif tweeted: “Today, Iranians–boys, girls, men, women–are ALL IRGC.”
This week, tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to register their anger, not at Donald Trump or the House of Saud, but at the mullahs and their security apparatus. It was economic grievances that initially ignited the protests in the northeastern city of Mashhad. But soon the uprising grew and spread to at least 18 cities nationwide. And the slogans shifted from joblessness and corruption to opposition to the Islamic Republic in toto. These included:
“Death to [Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei!”
“Death to Hezbollah!”
“Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, Our Life Only for Iran!”
“We Will Die to Get Our Iran Back!”
“Clerics Out of Our Country!”
The outcome of the protests is hard to predict. So far, the movement is leaderless and appears to lack serious organization. The protesters face a regime that spends much of its energy and resources on ensuring its own survival and won’t hesitate to crack down viciously, as it did in 1999 and 2009. But whatever comes next, Iranians have already shattered one liberal myth: namely, that Donald Trump has revived the regime’s popularity at home.
Saudi Arabia has a severe autocratic government that tightly controls its population and has financed Wahabi madrassas throughout the Moslem world for decades leading to Sunni fundamentalist jihadists becoming a global problem and existential threat to the Western Civilization. But they have a lot of money and oil and they've got some tit-for-tat back scratching going on with the Israelis.infowarrior1 said:Is this organically driven.Or is it orchestrated by NGO's and foreign backers?