Yes, the massive protests in NW of Iran and later in Tehran were about more than a useless cartoon. They were part of a bigger problem and showed us a great deal of dissatisfaction with the regime among the people of Iran.
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Btw- I am, unfortunately, unable to recognize what people say in the video but it is clear that they were chanting slogans.
Video taken from an Iranian blogger writing in both Persian & Azari language