Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

  • Protests began in some cities last week sparked by the government’s subsidy cut decision that caused price hikes by as much as 300% for a variety of flour-based staples
  • Protesters have expanded their demands, calling for more political freedom, an end to the Islamic Republic and the downfall of its leaders, according to social media posts
By Reuters ·