Protests Spark in Iran

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Protests broke out in Iran Thursday after the government cut subsidies for food, sending prices through the roof.  Iran abruptly raised prices as much as 300% for a variety of staples on Thursday.  “Every so often we see these types of protests in Iran. Each time it is under a different premise – the price of eggs, the price of gas, the price of bread, but the underlining message which is supported by the slogans heard throughout the demonstrations is the same; they are protesting the entirety of a brutal regime,” Lisa Daftari, Iran expert and editor-in-chief of the Foreign Desk, said.