How Iranians in New York Are Helping the Protests Abroad

Over the past couple of weeks, Islamic Republic leaders have banned popular social media and messaging outlets like WhatsApp, making it difficult for protesters to organize or communicate what’s happening to those outside of the country. A man who runs a phone repair shop in Tehran, who asked to remain anonymous to avoid detection by the Iranian government, said that blackouts tend to happen between 4 p.m. and midnight.

Internet restrictions in Iran are nothing new; the government has often…

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