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Iran: Thousands rally for government as general declares 'sedition' defeated02:40

Iran: Thousands rally for government as general declares 'sedition' defeated

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Mashhad
January 4, 2018 at 11:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied on the streets of Iran’s second largest city of Mashhad on Wednesday in support of the government and against the violence witnessed in recent days. Supporters marched holding the Iranian flag and placards of Iranian leaders while chanting anti-US slogans. At least 21 people have died in anti-government protests since Thursday with rallies against rising food prices, unemployment and alleged corruption.President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the public's anger over Iran's flagging economy but vowed to crackdown on lawbreakers. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also blamed the recent unrest on meddling by "enemies of Iran."

Iran: Thousands rally for government as general declares 'sedition' defeated02:40
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Hundreds of thousands of people rallied on the streets of Iran’s second largest city of Mashhad on Wednesday in support of the government and against the violence witnessed in recent days. Supporters marched holding the Iranian flag and placards of Iranian leaders while chanting anti-US slogans. At least 21 people have died in anti-government protests since Thursday with rallies against rising food prices, unemployment and alleged corruption.President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the public's anger over Iran's flagging economy but vowed to crackdown on lawbreakers. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also blamed the recent unrest on meddling by "enemies of Iran."

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