Rare public protests spread across Iran amid spiraling inflation

Iranians protest inflation govt 'mismanagement'

IRNA pointed out that other protests also took place in the cities of Neyshabur, Shahroud and Yazd. Protesters also waved banners denouncing Iran's interference in the Arab region.

"Iran's leaders have turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos", the statement continued. "As President Trump has said, the longest-suffering victims of Iran's leaders are Iran's own people", said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.

A message calling for "No to high prices" protests was circulated recently on Telegram, he wrote in another tweet.

Such mass protests without police permission are unusual in Iran and those taking part face arrest.

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Thousands of people also marched in protest in cities of Qom (central Iran), Hamedan (west), Isfahan (central Iran), Shiraz (southern Iran), Rasht, Sari and Qaemshahr (northern Iran), Qazvin (northwest of Tehran), Khorramshahr and Ahwaz (southwestern Iran), Khorramabad (western Iran), Quchan, Bojnourd, and Sabzevar (eastern Iran).

Videos posted online showed a crowd in Mashhad chanting "Death to the dictator" and "Death to Rohani", with police using water cannons to push back the crowds. After the 2009 election, protesters gathered in the streets to challenge what they believed was a fraudulent vote that returned hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a new term.

Protesters raised the slogans "Death to Rouhani, and Death to the Dictator".

The economy has improved since the landmark 2015 nuclear deal lifted sanctions on the country, but the effects have yet to trickle down to ordinary Iranians.

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Political rallies are rare in Iran, but demonstrations are often held over economic issues such as layoffs, nonpayment of salaries, and price hikes.

Several provinces this week reported the price of eggs had risen by up to 50 percent, according to the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency.

"The hands of political groups could be seen in (Thursday's) gathering in Mashhad", said Leilaz.

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