Iran shuts down internet amid gas price protests

by Adam Ford · Nov 17th, 2019 7:54 am
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 4:08 pm

The rules of Iran have shut down internet access in the country in an attempt to smother escalating protests over fuel prices. 

NetBlocks, an NGO that monitors cybersecurity and worldwide internet access, reported the news Saturday: 

🔦 The protests erupted over the Iran government's decision to raise gas prices by 50%, with Iranians abandoning their cars along highways and staging mass protests in Tehran and other major cities.