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Iran: For Second Day Thousands Protest Against High Food Prices in Major Cities

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in a number cities in Iran to demonstrate against the clerical regime and price rises for the second day.

Protesters chanted 'Death to the dictator' and 'Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran’.

In the city of Kermanshah (western Iran) protester chanted ‘Free Political Prisoners.’

In city of Shiraz (southern Iran) protesters shouted at the State Security Forces and told them ‘Go and arrest the thieves’ a reference to widespread corruptions in the country.

In southwestern Iran, in city of Khoramabad, protesters joined the nationwide call for today’s protest.

Speaking in so-called Friday payers, Alamolhoda, the representative of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in northeastern Mashhad, said a few people had taken advantage of yesterday's protests against rising prices to raise slogans against Iran's involvement in regional conflicts.

'Some people had come to express their demands, but suddenly, in a crowd of hundreds, a small group that did not exceed 50, shouted deviant and horrendous slogans such as "Let go of Palestine", "Not Gaza, not Lebanon, I'd give my life for Iran",' Alamolhoda said.

Protestors displayed their anger against the regime’s support for the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad by chanting ‘Leave Syria, Think about us.’

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