Protests sweep Iran’s cities amid clashes with security

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Angry protests swept the Islamic Republic on Thursday, for the third consecutive day with protesters venting their anger on the government over the high cost of living, inflation and the deteriorating value of the Iranian currency rial.

Videos posted on social media showed protesters clash with security forces trying to disperse the protesters.

In the city of Esfahan in central Iran, protesters took to the streets for the third consecutive day, shouting slogans: “Do not be afraid… We are united” while other video footage showed clashes between security forces and youths who were shouting: “Death to the dictator.”

Protesters burned rubber tires to face the teargas and prevent the attack of security forces who arrested a number of protesters.

Also in Shiraz, in Fars province, protesters took to the streets shouting slogans: “Death to the Dictator” and “Tanks and canons do not scare us… The mullahs most leave.”

Karaj - a district in Alborz province south of the Iranian capital Tehran - which was the scene of clashes during Wednesday’s protests, witnessed a huge protest in Eshtehard city on Thursday, while in Meshhad northeast of Iran, angry protesters called for the removal of corrupt officials shouting: “We do not want incapable officials”, and “Residents of palaces be ashamed and leave the country.”

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