Hundreds have been arrested and at least 22 people have been killed in Iran’s largest and most widespread protests since the 2009 election. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is blaming the protests on Iran’s enemies.

+ “It’s being fueled by the same type of anger and frustrations that fuel anti-government protests around the world: a combination of rising living costs, corruption, repression. But I think one thing that is somewhat unique about the Islamic Republic of Iran is that it’s not only politically and economically authoritarian, but it’s also socially authoritarian.” Slate: What Is Fueling the Protests in Iran?