Iran’s power struggle plays out in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar

Source: CNN

Tehran (CNN)A series of largely economic protests have unsettled Iran’s capital Tehran, mostly focused around traders in the Grand Bazaar and their fury over the collapse of the country’s currency in recent months.

 

In the past several days, social media footage appeared to show crowds of protesters reaching the gates of Iranian parliament, and other images have shown a strong police crackdown.
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There was a heavy police presence in the central Tehran bazaar Wednesday after days of protests. Traders appeared confused as to who had initiated the disturbances, but several told CNN that the decline in the value of the rial had forced them to stop trading.

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