President Trump confirmed on Twitter Sunday afternoon that the Iranian regime has “closed down the internet,” making communication more difficult for anti-government protesters.

This comes after numerous reports that internet and social media access had been shut down in Iran.

Not only is social media a vital way for protesters to communicate within Iran, it is also a way for the entire watching world to see the brutality with which its government is treating protesters.

The tenuous situation continues in Iran as state officials claim protesters will “pay the price” for their uprising.