Iran’s parliament surrounded by angry protesters

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), more Iranians have joint a protest and strike by the Iranian merchants on Monday.

Many of the protesters gathered around Iran’s parliament chanting against the economic policies of the government.

The protest was started on Sunday as the value of Iranian Rial fell to its lowest price against the US dollar in the recent months. Many of the Iranian merchants closed down their shops at the mobile phone shopping centers Aladdin and Charsou to protest the devaluation of Iranian Rial against foreign currency and a rise in the price of mobile phones.

The price of the mobile phone has raised at least 30 percent according to the official sources while unofficial reports show the increase up to 150 percent. Mobile phone sellers say as the price has jumped up the number of customers has decreased unprecedentedly.

On Monday scores of other merchants joint the protest closing down their markets in Tehran. They urge others to join the protest while chanting against the rising of dollar prices. Videos posted on social media on Monday show that numbers of Iranians have joint the protests.

The currency has been sliding for months because of a weak economy, financial difficulties at local banks and heavy demand for dollars among Iranians who fear the pullout by Washington from the nuclear deal and renewed U.S. sanctions against Tehran could shrink the country’s exports of oil and other goods, Reuters reports.


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