Iran protests go on as social media apps blocked, 2 killed

Associated Press

Anti-riot Iranian police prevent university students from joining other protesters over Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday.

Associated Press

A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday.

Iranian Presidency Office via AP

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday.

TEHRAN, Iran — The largest protests to strike Iran in nearly a decade continued unabated Sunday, despite a government move to block access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organize, with even President Hassan Rouhani acknowledging the public’s anger over the Islamic Republic’s flagging economy.