Iran media reports internet access back after multi-day shutdown
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The internet has been restored in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Thursday, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle unrest over fuel price hikes.
The authorities blockage of internet access made it difficult for protesters to post videos on social media to generate more support and also to obtain reliable reports on the extent of the unrest.
But Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that calm had returned across the country, state TV reported.
“The internet connection has been restored in Hormozgan province and all social media applications are active again,” ISNA reported, referring to a province that was a hotbed of protests.
Iranian officials had earlier said internet access would be reactivated if calm was restored.