“TEHRAN, Iran — The strength of protests shaking Iran was unclear on Thursday after a week of unrest that killed at least 21 people, with fewer reports of demonstrations as government supporters again took to the streets in several cities and towns.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the drop in reports of new demonstrations challenging Iran’s theocratic government meant the protests were subsiding or that the authorities’ blocking of social media apps had managed to stop protesters from offering new images of rallies.
However, while CBS News sources in Iran said there were sporadic, small uprisings reported around the country, the deployment of thousands of security forces appeared to have largely restored order — by force and intimidation — in most places. …”
Tens of thousands of people in Iran are marching in support of the Iranian government and calling for the death of seditionists:
“Following days of violent unrest gripping Iran, tens of thousands of people flocked to streets in the country’s major cities in a massive show of support for the government and the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.
Massive pro-government rallies kicked off on Wednesday in different towns and cities, including Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Bushehr, Abadan, Gorgan and Qom, local media reported.
Chants of “Leader, we are ready!” and “We offer the blood in our veins to our Leader” were heard as images provided by state media showed thousands-strong crowds waving Iranian flags and a holding placards that read “Death to seditionists.” …”
Russia and Turkey have slammed foreign interference in Iran’s domestic politics. France has called out the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia and compared Trump’s foreign policy to George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil.” The European Union wants to stay out of it.
Here is a documentary on Ayatollah Khomeini and the Iranian Revolution: