Hundreds of protesters returned to the streets of several Iranian cities on August 3, according to social media posts, amid growing anxiety over the country’s economic difficulties.
Iranians angered by high inflation and increasing economic hardship caused in part by the dramatic decline of the national currency, the rial, have been protesting across the country for the past several days.
Amateur videos sent to RFE/RL appeared to show dozens of protesters in the capital Tehran, with some chanting “Death to Khamenei,” in a reference to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
RFE/RL’s Radio Farda is one of the few remaining sources of uncensored news and information for people in Iran. Despite severe censorship, Radio Farda’s website receives 10 million page views every month.