3,700 Iranian protestors arrested in two weeks
Iranian pro-government protesters. Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images
Approximately 3,700 Iranian protestors were arrested in the past two weeks during protests over economic woes and government corruption, per AP.
Why it matters: The new estimate is far higher than Iranian authorities had previously released. As recently as yesterday, authorities had said that hundreds had been arrested and that the protests are waning.