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Protesters in demonstrations in Ariashahr, Tehran on November 15, 2019. Image adapted from photo by GTVM92, own work CC BY-SA 4.0

Iran protests: shades of 2017–18…

By Fred Petrossian

Protests have erupted across oil-rich Iran since the government announced, at midnight on November 15, a sharp increase in petrol prices. The announcement came as the country finds itself in a dire economic situation due to crippling US sanctions, corruption and the mismanagement of financial institutions. The…

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