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Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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Protests Erupt over Currency Crisis

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Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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Riots in the streets...

The Kurdish Press Agency has also posted several pictures reportedly of today's protests and riots in Tehran:

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@JamesMiller
Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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More pictures from today's protests

Rowzane.com has published a picture gallery claiming to show today's protests.1.jpg


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Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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Iran's 1st Vice President to be Arrested?

Scott Lucas of EA Worldview reports:

Arresting the President's Men. There may also be dramatic news on the political front....

Baztab claims that President Ahmadinejad lashed out at the Revolutionary Guards, the judiciary, and MPs in his Tuesday news conference because a warrant has been issued for the arrest of 1st Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi.

Critics of Rahimi have claimed for years that he was involved in the multi-million-dollar "Fatemi Street" insurance fraud. The judiciary has compiled a file on the case, but has not yet included Rahimi among defendants.

Ahmadinejad announced a "red line" in Summer 2011 against the prosecution of any of his Ministers or close advisors.
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Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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Large Protests Over Currency Crisis

Scott Lucas is collecting the latest news from Iran on EA Worldview's Live Coverage. Below is a brief summary of the news so far.

The Iranian rial has lost more than 40% of its value in less than a week, a trend that continues, sparking rising prices and protests in the streets.

To combat this problem, the government has tried to censor information about the price of the rial, and has closed a major Bazar in Tehran, the capital, in order to halt trading and hide the rising costs of goods.

Perhaps thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in protest. One of the themes of the protest is that the Iranian government should worry more about its economic issues than the suppressing of a popular revolution in Syria.

Below are just a few videos. More are available at EA worldview

Protesters chant, "Let the Syrian people be free, think of us instead"

From EA Worldview:

Claimed footage of protesters near the closed Tehran Bazaar today --- in the first clip, the crowd chants, "Decent Bazaaris, support, support, support us!"
Men mill about, then chant, "Leave Syria! Think of us!":
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