Iranian Cities Hit By Protests For Fourth Day

Iranian Cities Hit By Protests For Fourth Day


A screen grab from an amateur video that appears to show protests in Tehran as unrest spread across Iran amid a deepening economic crisis in the country.
A screen grab from an amateur video that appears to show protests in Tehran as unrest spread across Iran amid a deepening economic crisis in the country.

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.

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Other demonstrators could be heard chanting, “Iranians, shout your demands.”

There were reports of a heavy police presence in the center of Tehran and in its northern neighborhoods.

Another amateur video sent to RFE/RL appeared to show police confronting demonstrators in the city of Karaj.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or arrests in Tehran or Karaj.

Protesters have also staged demonstrators in the cities of Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz.

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