WATCH: Iranian security forces confronting demonstrators

Iran's Basij militias intervened to suppress demonstrators in Kermanshah who repeated anti-regime slogans. (Supplied)

Iranians citizens continue to protest in several cities on Friday, particularly in the capital, Tehran and Kermanshah in the west of the country.

In solidarity with protestors in Mashhad in northeastern Iran, protesters marched amid attempts by security forces to intimidate and threaten them.

The Basij militias intervened to suppress demonstrators in Kermanshah who repeated anti-regime slogans such as "Death to the dictator" and "Death to Rouhani", as well as slogans of solidarity with their counterparts in Mashhad, shouting "Do not be afraid, we are all united."

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“Greetings to the heroic citizens of Kermanshah, who rose up with the slogan of either death or freedom, death to Rouhani, death for the dictator, protesting against high prices, poverty and corruption," Iranian opposition leader Mariam Rajavi said in a tweet.

Rajavi added: "Yesterday the city of Mashhad and today Kermanshah and tomorrow all over Iran, this is the great uprising of the people to bring down the tyrannical corrupt dictatorship of the mullahs.”

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In the capital, Tehran, the security services launched a campaign to disperse hundreds of people gathered in a public square to protest against the rising prices and economic policy, resulting in the arrest of some "for a temporary period," according to the Iranian news agency ILNA.

The anger on the Iranian streets is fueled by the rise in the prices of many commodities, including eggs, by 30 to 40 percent over the past few days.

The "Free Iran" account on Twitter said Basij forces attacked protesters in Mashhad on Thursday, while the official version stated that several protesters had been arrested.

"They stole our country" and "left Syria ... focused on us instead" the protestors shouted in criticism of Iran's deployment of troops in support of Bashar al-Assad's regime in the face of an uprising that broke out against him in 2011.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50