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Chants of "Death to Khamenei" in Tehran, Iran.

Several Iranians started protests in the Iranian capital following the death of Mahsa Amini, who was violently arrested by regime's forces for "improper hijab" and later died.…
Iranians in Tehran shout "Death to Khamenei" from their rooftops in protest against the killing of Mehsa Amini. #Iran

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In terms of scale, the #IranianProtests haven't been seen like this since 2009. In terms of violence, Iran hasn't seen anything like this since the 1979 revolution.

- Over 700 banks destroyed
- Over 140 gov buildings destryed
- 50 police bases attacked
A few economic numbers:

- The Rial was 30,000 to 1 back in 2015. It's now at 130,000 to 1 dollar.
- 3.2 million barrels of exported oil in 2016. Today it's 300,000.
- Food inflation rate is now over 70%.
- Economy is expected to contract nearly 10% this year.
The U.S. announcement, considering sending:

- 14,000 troops.
- unspecified number of Naval ships
- unspecified number of add equipment

**NOT an invasion force. This is small potatoes. More symbolic to the people rather than the Regime. "We stand with you."
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In the days that social life is more in the digital realm than physical, Do we forget about those who are offline? Those that are not covered by the news?

A country's internet is shut down, 82 million people's access to the outside world is denied, their work, their families, all separated.

I browsed the news on @AppleNews, 54 hours after the shutdown has started:

Spoiler alert: "No coverage of #IranianProtests".
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