Here’s a video covering the “Uprising” in Iran:
I didn’t know it was happening, so to some extent he’s right that it isn’t being covered much. Amnesty International has a write up about it (or at least about what happened last month…)
Iran: Security forces use live ammunition and birdshot to crush Khuzestan protests
23 July 2021, 08:30 UTC
Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force, including by firing live ammunition and birdshot, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan, Amnesty International said today. Video footage from the past week, coupled with consistent accounts from the ground, indicate security forces used deadly automatic weapons, shotguns with inherently indiscriminate ammunition, and tear gas to disperse protesters.
Since protests over severe water shortages erupted in Khuzestan on 15 July, security forces have killed at least eight protesters and bystanders, including a teenage boy, in seven different cities. According to official statements, one police official was also shot dead in Mahshahr. Scores of people, including children, have been injured, including by birdshot, and several are hospitalized in critical condition due to gunshot wounds. Security and intelligence forces have swept up dozens of protesters and activists, including many from the Ahwazi Arab minority, in mass arrests.
“Using live ammunition against unarmed protesters posing no imminent threat to life is a horrifying violation of the authorities’ obligation to protect human life. Protesters in Iran who take to the streets to voice legitimate economic and political grievances face a barrage of gunfire, tear gas, and arrests,” said Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
Gee, folks rejecting authoritarian government… sounds like a global trend is developing… /snark;
Don’t really know what to make of it, but I do find it interesting that the people of Iran are now preferring a return to a monarch over that of tyrannical religious leaders.