What started last Thursday as a simple protest against rising cost of living in Iran soon spread through the whole nation like wildfire. Despite the fact that protests caught many by surprise, they have in fact been brewing for some time under the surface.
A general view of the traffic on a main highway in Tehran on January 3, 2018. (AFP)
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People protest in Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. (Reuters)