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3,700 Iranian protestors arrested in two weeks

Iranian pro-government protesters
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.

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