Protests Protests 2020-01-24 Gunmen kill Iranian militia commander as internal tension builds Faced with an increasingly disaffected population and a tailspinning economy, Iranian leaders are scrambling to maintain control while at the same time posturing to appear tough. Protests 2020-01-23 Unrest grows as Iranian leaders ignore internal distress over failing economy Iran's Supreme Leader and other top leaders are trying to divert public anger toward its showdown with the West, leaving core issues of discontent unaddressed. Protests 2019-11-27 United States receives almost 20,000 messages from Iranian protesters The images and videos came four days after US officials asked Iranians to send in information so the United States can expose the regime's abuses. Protests 2019-11-19 Revolutionary Guard vows bloody crackdown on protesters in Iran The increasingly violent protests reportedly have hit 100 cities, with three security personnel killed by rioters and 'dozens' of Iranian citizens gunned down in the streets. Protests 2019-10-25 Authorities ban Ansar-ul-Islam as JUI-F protest looms The Interior Ministry described the volunteer group Ansar-ul-Islam as a private militia. Protests 2018-12-04 Crackdown on TLP sparks mass exodus from movement TLP leaders are being charged with sedition and terrorism over protests and inciting violence after the Supreme Court acquitted a Christian woman of blasphemy. Protests 2018-06-29 Refugees from Peshawar join nationwide peace marches in Afghanistan The peace caravan from Pakistan joins a number of other caravans in Afghanistan that are calling on the Taliban and other militants to stop fighting and make peace. Protests 2017-10-10 FATA residents demand abolition of British-era regulations Up to 2,000 tribesmen shouted slogans such as 'Go FCR Go' and 'We demand merger of FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa'.