Iran blocks access to Internet, Telegram and Instagram

The decision was made in connection with the continued protest actions
17:26, 31 December 2017

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In Iran, the country's authorities blocked access to the Telegram messenger and Instagram. This is reported by the Associated Press.

The announcement of the blocking was published on the website of state television. The source of the agency said that the decision was made with the "goal of maintaining peace and security of citizens" and is temporary.

In addition, according to media reports, Internet access is also blocked in 17 cities of the country.

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We recall that protests continue simultaneously in dozens of cities in Iran for the fourth day. The demonstrators set fire to the police cars and local government buildings, opposing the dictatorship of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

According to the media, as a result of the riots, two protesters were killed, dozens more were detained.

The country's authorities threatened the participants of the protest actions with consequences in the event that the unrest is not stopped.

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