Looted and lied to, Iran's people are protesting
Ever since the Obama administration signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, commonly known as the Iran deal, an influx of cash has rolled into the Iranian economy, and Tehran itself has grown emboldened in its oppression and terrorism. Sadly, its bad behavior has been ignored in the West, particularly in its press, even as its citizens have noticed. They carried on a series of protests this week.
As President Trump outlined in his strategy, Iran's offenses in this regard are not limited to its nuclear program. Ever since sanctions on Iran were lifted in 2016, Iran has invested in destabilizing many of its neighbors.
At home, Iran has adopted suppression and execution as its main domestic policy.
The Iranian people are frustrated with high unemployment, outlandish living costs, and the lack of public services. According to the report by the National Council of Iran Resistance, on Monday morning, Oct. 23, more than two thousand people, whose property was plundered by institutions affiliated with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the mullahs' judiciary and other state agencies, rallied in front of the regime's parliament.
Iran's repressive police force, using batons, assaulted the demonstrators and beat them brutally. Then they tried to disperse the demonstration, in which women played an active role. But they were faced with the resistance of the people.
Protestors chanted, "Shame! Shame on the police force!" and "Cannon, machine gun, tank no longer works" and "Death to the dictator." When the police arrested some people, especially women, and wanted to take them by force, people chanted, "You are ISIS, you are ISIS, death to ISIS, let them go," and "Police, shame on you, let our fellow citizens go."