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Nationwide protests in Iran as food prices increase

Subsidy cuts have led to nationwide protests in Iran.
Iranians work at a food store in Tehran on May 13, 2021.

Protests have erupted across numerous cities in Iran after the government enacted a series of subsidy cuts, leading to a harsh government crackdown that resulted in a reported four deaths. 

Iranians on social media have complained since May about the high prices of cooking oil, bread and dairy products. The price of some foods has increased by over 300%. 

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