Published: Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:40
By INU Staff
INU - Monday marked the fifth day of the protests that had spread across much of Iran after the first incidents were reported in the nation’s second city of Mashhad on Thursday. As the geographic scope of the demonstrations has spread, so too have the demands being voiced by participants. The initial protest was reportedly sparked by poor economic indicators and the sharp rise in the price of certain commodities, but since then slogans have been heard in as many as 50 cities calling for large-scale reforms or even calling for “death to the dictator”, in reference to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.