Iranian protesters block a highway following fuel price increase in Tehran, Iran, 16 November 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE

Iran shuts down internet access across the country as protests escalate over gas hikes

  • Connectivity in Iran was only 5 per cent of normal levels on Tuesday in a ‘near-total national internet shutdown’, according to NetBlocks.org
  • Iran is not the first country to use internet blackouts as a way to restrict communication among protesters
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Iranian protesters block a highway following fuel price increase in Tehran, Iran, 16 November 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Iranian protesters clash in the streets following a fuel price increase of up to 50 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE

Iran’s Khamenei signals possible crackdown on ‘thugs’ protesting against fuel prices

  • Wave of protests broke out after Iran imposed fuel-rationing measures and upped the cost of petrol
  • Khamenei ordered security forces ‘to implement their tasks’ and for citizens to keep clear of violent demonstrators
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Iranian protesters clash in the streets following a fuel price increase of up to 50 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE
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