21 Dead in Iran

by Vincent Cucchiara As of Tuesday, January 2, the death toll of the anti-government clashes with law enforcement in Iran has reached 21 souls, and at least 450 have been arrested since last week.┬áThe stated grievances of the protesters are varied and broad, encompassing economic concerns, as well as civic concerns over perceived corruption. All in all, it resembles the beginnings of the Syrian civil war back in 2011, with protests quickly turning into riots that are at least…

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