Protests Spread In Iran Over Water Shortages, Economic Troubles

Cell phone video shared on Iranian social media shows people demonstrating in Tehran and Tabriz over water shortages, power outages, and a deteriorating economy. In a rare public display of dissent, protesters chanted slogans against Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other conservative clerics, and condemned the government’s policies of providing financial aid and weapons to militant Palestinian and Lebanese groups.