The story: The Ebrahim Raisi administration’s slashing of subsidies for imported wheat and increase of prices for basic food staples have sparked protests in Iran. Videos on social media show demonstrators denouncing the price jumps and chanting anti-establishment slogans.
The Iranian government has defended its subsidy reforms, arguing that they are geared to stop structural issues and smuggling. But critics say the administration's economic policies were not fleshed out.
The coverage: Dozens of arrests have made been during protests in mainly provincial urban centers that started on May 6, according to the government-run IRNA news agency...
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