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Retirees join Iran protests over economic grievances  

The rallies were sparked by unprecedented rising prices across the food sector under President Ebrahim Raisi's economic policies.   
An Iranian boy takes a tray of eggs at a grocery store in Tehran on Sept. 30, 2012.

Pensioners took to the streets in many provincial capitals across Iran for a second day this week to protest what they perceive as the government's failure to even out their pay with rapidly rising prices. 

"The revolutionary government is such a liar," protesters were heard chanting in a video from one such demonstration in the central city of Ghazvin. The slogan appeared to question the government of President Ebrahim Raisi, which is taking pride in adhering to "revolutionary principles" promoted by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his hard-line supporters.

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