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Thousands protest high prices in Iran's Mashhad

Thousands protest high prices in Iran's Mashhad

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Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Several thousand residents protested high prices and denounced President Hassan Rouhani across Iran, including the nation's second-largest city, Mashhad, on Thursday.In the northern Iranian city, protesters shouted "Death to Rouhani" and "Death to the dictator" and "If you stop one case of embezzlement, our problem will be solved."They also held banners opposing Iran's interference in the Arab region, including troops and funds sent to assist Syria's government. They chanted, "Forget about Syria, think about us."Besides protests in city of about 3 million, demonstrations took place in cities that included Neyshabur, Kashmar, Birjand, Shahrood and Noshahr. And last week demonstrations took place in Isfahan against high unemployment.The National Council of Resistance of Iran...