Surprise protest

Print edition : February 02, 2018

A demonstration in solidarity with anti-government protests in Iran near the Iranian Embassy in Paris, on January 6. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/REUTERS

The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: Handout/AP

President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Handout/AP

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: AP

Economic hardship and the interference of hostile foreign powers result in short-lived protests in the poorer quarters of Iranian cities, sending out a strong message to the clerical establishment.
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