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Violent protests in Iran's worst unrest since 2009  Violence continues in Iran as 13 killed in worst unrest since 2009
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State TV reports 13 people killed as civil disturbances enters fifth day State TV reports 13 people killed as civil disturbances enters fifth day
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<strong>Thirteen people have been killed as protests across Iran stretched into a fifth day, marking the country's most widespread unrest since 2009. That was the year of the so-called <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Iranian_presidential_election_protests">"Green Revolution"</a>, protests at the re-election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</strong> <strong>Thirteen people have been killed as protests across Iran stretched into a fifth day, marking the country's most widespread unrest since 2009. That was the year of the so-called <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Iranian_presidential_election_protests">"Green Revolution"</a>, protests at the re-election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</strong>
<span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 1.6rem;">The latest demonstrations <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42512946">began on December 28</a>, with anger against rising food prices and perceived misuse of state funds. These developed over following days into expressions of broader discontent with political repression.</span> <span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 1.6rem;">The latest demonstrations <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42512946">began on December 28</a>, with anger against rising food prices and perceived misuse of state funds. These developed over following days into expressions of broader discontent with political repression.</span>
<p style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Noto Serif', serif;">According to reports from state TV service <a href="http://www2.live.irib.ir/#irinn">IRIB</a>, carried by <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-rallies/iran-protests-continue-for-fifth-day-at-least-10-killed-idUSKBN1EP064">Reuters</a> and <a href="https://www.apnews.com/a53371dc213c4f7ab6841ee30dea0197/Iran-protests-have-violent-night;-at-least-13-dead-overall">AP</a>, the unrest grew more violent on January 1 as protestors attacked a police station in Qahdarijan, resulting in six deaths. <span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 1.6rem;">At least 400 people were arrested as videos posted on social networks appeared to show riot police becoming more confrontational.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Noto Serif', serif;">According to reports from state TV service <a href="http://www2.live.irib.ir/#irinn">IRIB</a>, carried by <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-rallies/iran-protests-continue-for-fifth-day-at-least-10-killed-idUSKBN1EP064">Reuters</a> and <a href="https://www.apnews.com/a53371dc213c4f7ab6841ee30dea0197/Iran-protests-have-violent-night;-at-least-13-dead-overall">AP</a>, the unrest grew more violent on January 1 as protestors attacked a police station in Qahdarijan, resulting in six deaths. <span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 1.6rem;">At least 400 people were arrested as videos posted on social networks appeared to show riot police becoming more confrontational.</span></p>
<h2>Fiscal spark</h2> <h2>Fiscal spark</h2>
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<li>Many Iranians expected a faster rate of economic recovery following the easing of international sanctions after the 2015 nuclear deal with the US, but youth unemployment is around 25 percent and inflation at 10 percent (<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/9accb2f8-eefb-11e7-ac08-07c3086a2625">FT</a>).</li>  <li>Many Iranians expected a faster rate of economic recovery following the easing of international sanctions after the 2015 nuclear deal with the US, but youth unemployment is around 25 percent and inflation at 10 percent (<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/9accb2f8-eefb-11e7-ac08-07c3086a2625">FT</a>).</li>
<li>When the demonstrations began, participants were angry about fast-rising food prices and a perception that state funds were being misappropriated. The anger developed into a broader demonstration against repressive government policies, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42512946">according to the BBC</a>.</li>  <li>When the demonstrations began, participants were angry about fast-rising food prices and a perception that state funds were being misappropriated. The anger developed into a broader demonstration against repressive government policies, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42512946">according to the BBC</a>.</li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian-American policy analyst views the demonstrations as resulting from a young Iranian society seeking "a more liberal progressive nation" (<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/30/world/iran-protests-issues/index.html">CNN</a>).</span></li>  <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian-American policy analyst views the demonstrations as resulting from a young Iranian society seeking "a more liberal progressive nation" (<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/30/world/iran-protests-issues/index.html">CNN</a>).</span></li>
<li>The protests have been "curbed" and will soon end, Iran's deputy interior minister for security stated on Tuesday (<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/9accb2f8-eefb-11e7-ac08-07c3086a2625">FT</a>).</li>  <li>The protests have been "curbed" and will soon end, Iran's deputy interior minister for security stated on Tuesday (<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/9accb2f8-eefb-11e7-ac08-07c3086a2625">FT</a>).</li>
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<h2>Most widespread protests since 2009</h2> <h2>Most widespread protests since 2009</h2>
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<li class="m_7653128251859972304gmail-MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB">The 2009 protests, known as the "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Iranian_presidential_election_protests">Green Movement</a>" began following accusations of fraud in the presidential elections. Protestors deamnded a recount in unrest that lasted four months. </span></li>  <li class="m_7653128251859972304gmail-MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB">The 2009 protests, known as the "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Iranian_presidential_election_protests">Green Movement</a>" began following accusations of fraud in the presidential elections. Protestors deamnded a recount in unrest that lasted four months. </span></li>
<li class="m_7653128251859972304gmail-MsoNormal"><a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/31/opinions/iran-protests-meaning-opinion-parsi/index.html">According to CNN</a>, no major reformists have spoken out in support of the current protests.</li>  <li class="m_7653128251859972304gmail-MsoNormal"><a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/31/opinions/iran-protests-meaning-opinion-parsi/index.html">According to CNN</a>, no major reformists have spoken out in support of the current protests.</li>
<li class="m_7653128251859972304gmail-MsoNormal">More than a million people participated in the first few days of the 2009 protests. The current protest is now on its sixth day and has only involved a few thousand people, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-rallies/iranian-protesters-attack-police-stations-raise-stakes-in-unrest-idUSKBN1EP064">according to various reports</a>.</li>  <li class="m_7653128251859972304gmail-MsoNormal">More than a million people participated in the first few days of the 2009 protests. The current protest is now on its sixth day and has only involved a few thousand people, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-rallies/iranian-protesters-attack-police-stations-raise-stakes-in-unrest-idUSKBN1EP064">according to various reports</a>.</li>
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