Protesters in Tehran tear down a poster of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
— RadioFarda راديوفردا (@RadioFarda_) December 30, 2017
Surely much more to come.
— Golnaz Esfandiari (@GEsfandiari) December 30, 2017
Further update: Check out #Iranprotests on Twitter. Protesters seem more willing to challenge Khamenei and the Islamic Republic by name than they were in 2009, when the demonstrations were mostly about fraud in a regime-sponsored election.
Clearly this isn’t just about “reform.”
Additional update: And of course…
Confirmed CIA/Mossad operation. pic.twitter.com/kXuHF0lwsW
— Will Westcott (@westland_will) December 30, 2017
Another update: Remember in 2009 how regime forces broke up demonstrations by riding motorcycles into them?
— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) December 30, 2017
Fifth update: One of the astonishing things about these protests is how widespread they are. Simply cracking down in Tehran won’t be enough.
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) December 30, 2017