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 #92452  by lemmiwinx
 Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:08 pm
And the liberals could care less. From the very liberal BBC no less.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42529576
Iran has moved to restrict social media networks that have been used to organise four days of anti-establishment protests.

The "temporary" restrictions on the apps Telegram and Instagram were imposed to "maintain tranquillity", state news agency Irib reports.

The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009.

President Hassan Rouhani has said Iranians have the right to protest, but not cause disorder.

The protests began in the north-east as an outcry against economic hardship and rising prices, but turned political in many places, with slogans chanted against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Mr Rouhani and Iran's interventionist foreign policy in the region.

In his first public comments since the demonstrations broke out, the Iranian president, speaking at a cabinet meeting, said that citizens were "completely free to make criticism and even protests".

But he added that the government would not tolerate any action that created "social disorder", the Iranian Students News Agency reported.
 #92458  by lemmiwinx
 Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:58 pm
Hakik wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:46 pm
That's like expecting feminists to decry women getting stoned to death in the middle east, and young girls forced into pedophile marriages. They're too busy going after the real big issues, like manspreading.
Of course manspreading is a signature issue for modern feminists as it should be. Women having to wear sacks on their heads in most of the Islamic world not so much.
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