What is happening in Iran (photo).
So, here we’ve missed interesting events in Iran for cleaning Olivier and cleaning mandarins for the New Year’s table - mass protests are taking place there that started as a dissatisfaction with the current economic situation and gradually flowed into a political confrontation — now the resignation of the authorities and the clergy, "that they imagined themselves gods."
Throughout the country, the Internet is now almost off, and there are very few photos of current events on the Internet. Nevertheless, we managed to find something. So, in today's post - a story about what is happening in Iran, as well as a question.
First, a little history. In the Middle Ages, Iran (which until 1935 was also called Persia) was a fairly highly developed state, where Zoroastrianism originated and dominated - telling that a person should choose to serve good and help other people; Zoroastrianism was common in Iran until the 16th century. the same years, science and culture flourished in Iran.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Iran became a constitutional monarchy, and in 1935 large-scale industrialization of Iran began and its infrastructure was completely modernized, and the country continued the same way after World War II - creating a completely successful Western-style state on the site of former Persia.
02. In 1979, an “Islamic revolution” occurred in Iran, as a result of which Islamists led by Ayatollah Khomeini came to power (should not be confused with the current head of Iran, Ayatollah Khomenei), and a theocratic dictatorship was established in the country. Radical changes have occurred literally in all spheres of the country - now it’s hard to believe, but until 1979, Iranian girls looked like this:
03. And these are also girls from Iran until 1979:
04. Now it’s already hard to believe, because soon after the “Islamic revolution” Iranian girls, girls and women began to look something like that. The uneven letters of the inscription in the background say that "the Iranian people are ready to stand up against American imperialism in a united front":
06. And the atmosphere of life in the country was well conveyed by this photo from the protests in France in 1982:
At the same time, judging by the stories of travelers and the recent events in the country, the Iranians remained the same freedom-loving Persians, that's what he wrote about IranArtemy Lebedev:
"Hypocrisy is the main word that can describe modern Iranian life.
Iran used to be called Persia. Exactly 30 years ago, there was an Islamic revolution. And the secular state turned into a religious one. In the Aeroflot aircraft only stewards work, alcohol is not poured. Women should leave the plane already with a headscarf.
If tomorrow there is a secular revolution, all Iranian women will immediately take off their headscarves and walk on their heels and miniskirts, all men will start drinking wine and sitting on Facebook. Actually, even today everyone does it, but not on the street. On the street - hypocritical Islamic dress code and public morality. In the houses - real life, fun, dancing, wine, river and forbidden sites through Wi-pe.
In short, all that what they have been doing in Iran for centuries. "
07. On the eve of New, 2018, protests broke out in Iran - on December 28, several thousand people took to the streets in the city of Mashhad, this is the second most populous city in the country (after the capital Tehran).Following this, the protests began in several more cities in the country, and on December 30, mass protests swept Tehran.
In the photo - Iranian students go to the protests near Tehran University.
08. Photo taken December 30, protests in the center of Tehran, protesters trying to block the streets.
09. Why do people in Iran go to protest? According to the local, in modern Iran, the level of corruption is monstrous - the ruling elite simply do what they want under the cover of the clergy. There are many prohibitions in the country, dozens of sites and social networks have been blocked on the Internet, and more recently Iran has started sending its soldiers to Syria.
10. As it often happens, a trivial event was the trigger for mass protests.1917 revolutionin Russia began with a fight in the store, the Ukrainian Euromaidan began with the “demonstration” of a student demonstration by “Berkut”, and the protests in Iran began with demonstrations against the price hike of eggs and soon covered many Iranian cities.
11. On the streets of Iran, protesters chant such slogans -"People are begging, and the clergy think of themselves as gods","Not Gaza, not Lebanon - my life is Iran"- The second slogan implies that the Iranian authorities are spending money on geopolitical games in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, instead of spending these funds domestically.
12. The police forces have already begun to use tear gas and water jets, and during the protests about 20 people have already died ...
13. Social networks help to gather protesters - the Telegram messenger is especially popular in Iran - almost half of the 80 million people use it. It is noteworthy that Pavel Durov wrote that one of the popular Iranian telegram channels with 1 million subscribers was blocked for “publishing the Molotov cocktail recipe” to the question of “freedom of speech and anonymity” in this social network.
14. The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has already threatened the protesters that if the protests continue, they will have an iron fist, and Donald Tram, in the meantime, supported the Iranian protesters, stating that it’s time for change in Iran :
Today, a national strike is scheduled in Iran.
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