Iranians chant ‘Death to the Dictator’ ‘Khamenei Leave the Country’ at economic protests

As night settled in Iran yesterday, protests that began on Tuesday afternoon continued across the country – with shopkeepers, market vendors, farmers and truck drivers taking to the streets in protest about worsening conditions.

People in the New Shapour district of Isfahan continued the uprising against the clerical regime for the second day in a row with the chants of ‘Shame on you Khamenei, leave the country alone’; ‘death to the dictator’; ‘do not be afraid, we are all together; our enemy is here, they falsely say it is America’.

About 100 people took to the streets in the northern city of Sari, as well as unspecified numbers in the cities of Shiraz, Ahavz and Mashhad, , Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported.

 

 

The agency reported all protests had taken place without official permission and were subsequently broken up by police.

In videos circulated on social media and purporting to have been taken in the town of Gohardasht, a suburb of Karaj, dozens of demonstrators can be seen in the streets, setting fire to police vehicles and shouting “death to the dictator.” Police respond with tear gas.

A separate video also shows as the protesters chant: “Guns, tanks, are no longer effective, mullahs should get lost.”

 

 

The dramatic protests come after senior Iranian officials and military commanders rejected US President Donald Trump’s offer of talks.

 

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