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Iran protests continue into second week as State Department tweets message of support for protesters

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Protests in Iran continued Monday as more Iranians took the streets to show their disdain for the regime in Tehran. Over the weekend reports said up to five people were killed following a crackdown by authorities. A semi-official government news agency put the number of dead from the protests at one according to the Associated Press. 

IRAN PROTESTS SPREAD AS DEMONSTRATORS DEMAND CHANGE AND CHEAPER FOOD

The protests began last week when the government slashed food subsidies on eggs, milk, chicken, and cooking oil leading to price rises of some 300%.  Since then, protests have spread to many areas of the country and according to observers have taken on a much more anti-government current. 

Iran protests on video via The Foreign Desk


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