The President of Iran has recognized the right of citizens to protest if it does not turn into violence
MOSCOW, December 31. /TASS/. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday night demonstrations that swept the country in recent days. Policies recognized the right of citizens to protest, but only if it does not turn into violence. The words of the head of state gave a Press TV channel.
“Protest and criticism of the constitutional rights of citizens, if they are different from violence and damage of public property”, — quotes the channel Rouhani, whose statement was the first reaction of the official persons of Iran in the unrest.
Agency ISNA added that the President criticized the words of the American leader Donald trump, who called the logical way out into the streets participants of mass protests in Iran. “Those who call Iranians terrorists cannot count on the sympathy of our nation. The Iranians understand the sensitive situation in the country and the region and will act in the national interest” — gave the Agency the President’s words.
reports of nearly 50.000 demonstrators in Ahwaz, southwest Iran pic.twitter.com/6qbgnLNSGj
— Hassan Dai (@IranianForum) 30 Dec 2017
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Protests in Iran, according to TV channel Al Jazeera, began on 28 December in the second largest city of Mashhad. The demonstrators took to the streets to protest against rising prices. Subsequently, the protests spread to other towns of the Republic.
Earlier saubermacher province of Lorestan Habibollah Khojastepour announced that on December 30 during an unsanctioned anti-government demonstration in the city of Dorud killed two people. According to him, the guards in the deaths of protesters involved. According to Reuters, Iran because of the protests temporarily blocked access to the social network Instagram and messenger Telegram.