A mass of protesters (© Iranian Labor News Agency/AP Images)
Protesters chant slogans at the old Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran, on June 25. (© Iranian Labor News Agency/AP Images)

The world is watching and listening to the protests of the Iranian people.

Images of hundreds of Iranians marching June 25 in protest of Iran’s leadership and crumbling economy appeared on various social media sites. Crowds converged at Tehran’s Grand Bazaar after merchants closed their shops to protest the ruling elite’s mismanagement of the economy and other failed government policies.

In a tweet, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote, “#Iran’s corrupt regime is wasting the country’s resources on Assad, Hizbollah, Hamas & Houthis, while Iranians struggle. It should surprise no one #IranProtests continue. People are tired of the corruption, injustice & incompetence of their leaders. The world hears their voice.”

Two men sitting outside closed store in bazaar and few others walking past shuttered shops (© Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Merchants closed down Tehran’s Grand Bazaar June 26 to protest the Iranian regime’s mismanagement of the economy. (© Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The Associated Press reported that the Iranian rial dropped to 90,000 to the U.S. dollar on the country’s black market, despite government attempts to control the currency rate.

Iran’s people are struggling to find jobs. Instead of spurring economic growth, the Iranian government is exporting billions to support global terror.

The June 25 protest in Tehran was one of the biggest in the capital since 2012 and follows large demonstrations in Iran’s provinces last December and January 2018 over the government’s failings. Thousands of citizens were arrested and dozens killed.