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Iran Protest: How The Price of Eggs Snowballed Into A National Issue

Jan 17, 2018 11:14 AM IST India India

Starting 28 December, 2017, Iran was brought to the brink and atleast 25 people were killed in nationwide protests.

Iran, isolated by the west after the 1979 Islamic revolution has seemed largely immune to anti-government protests with the exception of those that followed the 2009 presidential election.

The high prices of eggs triggered an angry demonstration against the government and its inability to contain inflation in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

Iran's chronic commodity and food-price inflation problem has roots in its subsidy system, one initiated by the hardliner Ahmadinejad government but inherited by the current centrist president Hassan Rouhani.

The protests soon spread to other cities like Tehran, Isfahan and Qom and international cities like Rome and New York.


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