Iranians protest against high prices in Mashhad

30 December, 2017, 03:07 | Author: Diane Mills
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The arrests were for "demolishing public property and lacking a permit for the protests", Mashhad's deputy attorney general, Hassan Heydari, told Tasnim.

Reuters reported that, Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, a day after similar protests in the country's northeast, the semi-official news agency Fars reported.

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

It's the first wave of mass protests in Iran in nearly a decade.

"The United States strongly condemns the arrest of peaceful protesters", said a statement released Friday.

"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".

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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.

A rally is also scheduled planned for tomorrow in Tehran to mark the anniversary of massive government-sponsored demonstrations in December of 2009 that followed a crackdown and months of unrest after the contentious presidential elections in June of that year.

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

Openly political protests are rare in Iran, where security services are omnipresent.

He has succeeded in bringing inflation down to single digits - from highs of more than 40 percent under his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "It seems that there is something behind this issue that must definitely be identified", said Jahangiri.

"When a social and political movement is launched on the streets, those who started it will not necessarily be able to control it in the end", IRNA quoted Jahangiri as saying.

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