Iran: Anti-Government protests build Up, Turn Violent

A protest momentum is building up in different Iranian cities as thousands took the streets for the third day in a row to vent their anger and frustration at the dire economic conditions in the country.

The demonstrations in Tehran turned violent with police firing tear gas at protesters. Some social media users are sharing videos showing security forces firing live ammunition at protesters west of the country.

The protests began on Friday against rising prices but have spiraled into a general outcry against clerical rule and government policies.

Despite warnings from authorities, the demonstrations spread further to some of the biggest cities in the country thus becoming the most serious and widespread expression of public discontent in Iran since the mass protests in 2009 that followed a disputed election.

Two demonstrators are reported dead in Dorud after sustaining gunshot wounds in a video posted on social media.

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