#BreakingNews
August 5
Shiraz, #Iran
Sources say today's protests have begun in this city.
Seeking further confirmation.
#IranProtests
#BreakingNews
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
6 pm local time
Aladdin shopping center - Jomhouri Ave.
Wholesale store-owners on strike
Anti-riot units have been dispatched to quell the protests.

#IranProtests
#BreakingNews
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
6 pm local time
Source says anti-riot units have fired tear gas in this area.

#IranProtests
#BreakingNews
August 5
-Sources are saying mobile phone connection are down in some areas of downtown Tehran.
-In Hamedan, protesters are beginning to gather & launch their demonstration.
#IranProtests
#BreakingNews
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin shopping center - Jomhouri Ave.
Sources reporting skirmishes between protesters & security forces.
#IranProtests
#HappeningNow
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Sources say protesters are coming to the streets & calling on others to join them.
#IranProtests
#HappeningNow
August 5
Karaj, #Iran
Locals are preparing with what appears to be Molotov cocktails for tonight's new round of protests.
They're raising the level intensely.
This shows the people are overcoming their fears.
#IranProtests
August 1-3
Karaj, #Iran
This video shows a variety of police motorcycles captured & set ablaze by the city's brave protesters.

This is the potential that the mullahs' regime so utterly fears.

#IranProtests
#Winning
#HappeningNow
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Sources reporting both mobile phone & internet connection is down in the Jomhouri Ave. are of the country's capital.
Internet down also in Vali Asr - Ferdowsi Ave. & Enghelab Square
The regime is utterly terrified of continued #IranProtests.
#BREAKING
August 5
Karaj, #Iran
Sources say authorities have completely downed internet connections in this city.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
South Karegar Avenue
First group of protesters shaping for tonight's new round of anti-regime demonstrations.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Source reports demonstration & protests beginning in this restive city.
#IranProtests

This thread shows the city's intense protests back in May
#BREAKING
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Source reporting gatherings around Daneshju Park & South Karegar Avenue.
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
First video of demonstrations & protests beginning this city.
#IranProtests
August 5
Shiraz, #Iran
Zand AVenue.
People beginning to shape their demonstration as security atmosphere is very intense.
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
More videos demonstrations & protests this city.
#IranProtests
August 5
Karaj, #Iran
First image from this restive city. Internet connection remains down.
#IranProtests
August 5
Qom, #Iran
Towheed Square
Source says tonight's demonstration is beginning.
#IranProtests
August 5
#Iran
Sources reporting:

Gohardasht - Many forces dispatched & roadblocks placed. Many people in the streets.

Eshtehard - Numerous security forces. Police on one side of the street. Basij & IRGC units on the other.

#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
New images of demonstrations in this restive city.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
August 5
Isfahan, #Iran
Intense security atmosphere reported in this major city.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters are starting to set trash canisters on fire.
#IranProtests
August 5
Gohardasht, #Iran
Voice says:
"We'll answer war with war and fire with fire"

Very telling about the protesters' high spirits.
#IranProtests
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Source reports clashes around the City Theater.
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Youths seen in the streets on their motorcycles, joining the city's protests.
#IranProtests
Thank you @MostafaMe4
I stand corrected.
This is Zand Crossroad in Shiraz, south-central #Iran.
Voice also says many security units see on Dariush Avenue.
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Enghelab (Revolution) Street
Reports indicate youths are in hit-and-run skirmishes with security forces.
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Kazerun locals, enough is enough, show your pride"
"Reformists, principalists, GAME OVER"
"High prices & inflation are killing the people"
"Death to high prices"
#IranProtests
#Iran
Sources in Tehran are saying today's measures by the government - to be officially implemented on Monday - will most likely decrease the US dollar price down to around 80k rials.
People are encouraging each other to buy now, saying price will increase again soon.
August 5
Zanjan, NW #Iran
Mobile internet connection has been down in this city since 5 pm local time.
The ruling regime is blocking internet access to prevent reports of #IranProtests from reaching other cities inside Iran & the outside world.
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Protesters clashing with security forces & chanting:
"Cowards, cowards"

Also
"Cowards have stayed home, lions are in the streets"
#IranProtests
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Enghelab St.

Voice says:
Security units attacked people protesting in South Karegar St.
People resisted by setting trash canisters on fire.

He adds from now on protesters will answer:
Fists with fists
Fire with fire
Attack with counterattack
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
New video of tonight's demonstration.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
August 6
Arak, #Iran
12:15 am local time
Source reports three bird shots heard from around the city's Amir Kabir Park and the Science University.
#IranProtests
August 6
Qom, #Iran
Source reports very intense atmosphere as security units are dispatched to the streets in high numbers.
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"High prices & inflation are killing the people"
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Sources says protesters are gathering in numerous sites making measures very difficult for the security units.
#IranProtests
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Source says the officials had dispatched security units everywhere in fear of protests.
These concerns are scattering the regime's forces & making protests easier for the demonstrators.
#IranProtests
August 5
Mashhad, #Iran
Source says the city police has been high alert until 11 pm for a few nights now. There are no anti-riot units in this city as they have all been dispatched to Karaj & Qom, the source adds.

This shows the city can easily be engulfed with #IranProtests.
August 5
Kazerun, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Proud Iranians, support, support"
#IranProtests
This image shows how #Iran's regime is resorting to dispatching very young & most likely inexperienced members of its security units to quell protesters.

The fear in his eyes is very telling.

#IranProtests
NEWLY OBTAINED FOOTAGE
August 6
Karaj, #Iran
1:30 am local time
Despite a heavy presence of security forces, protesters are seen chanting:
"DEATH TO THE DICTATOR"
#IranProtests
NEWLY OBTAINED FOOTAGE
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Vali Asr
Source says two individuals, including a mother, were arrested.
Authorities are heard questioning a young man why he is filming the scene.

Shows how terrified the regime is of activists filming & reporting #IranProtests.
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
Tehran Pars district
Protesters chanting:
"Iranians, enough is enough, show your pride"
#IranProtests.
Karaj, #Iran
Voice explains this is the city's #IRGC base where their units are assembling to be dispatched & quell protesters.
#IranProtests.

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