Iran: Two dead as anti-government protests rage on

Protesters flooded the streets of Tehran on Saturday on the third day of nationwide anti-government protests against rising food prices, unemployment and alleged corruption. Footage showed protesters throwing stones at a district municipality building, amid anti-authority chants. Saturday's protests came mere hours after a pro-government rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical... Еще establishment. “Counterrevolution groups and foreign media are continuing their organized efforts to misuse the people’s economic and livelihood problems and their legitimate demands to provide an opportunity for unlawful gatherings and possibly chaos,” state TV said. Prices of food staples such as eggs in Iran have increased by up to 40 percent in recent days, according to reports. The protests mark the most significant display of dissent in the Islamic Republic since pro-reform rallies in 2009. At least two people died in protests on Saturday night in Dorud, a city in western Iran, according to a local news agency. RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto 1 TV

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