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Iran: people protesting food basket distribution method by Rouhani regime

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Protests flaring across Iran over Rouhani food basket plan
Protests flaring across Iran over Rouhani food basket plan

The unpopular plan of distributing food baskets and the wave of protests has ignited internal clashes between the regime’s factions.
Rouhani faced harsh criticism from conservatives Wednesday over what they say is a poorly implemented scheme to distribute food to low-income families, Agence France Presse reported.

Chalous: With intense snowfall in the Gilan and Mazandaran province, the price of bread in some cities has literally doubled. Following this price hike a group of people in the city of Chalous staged a gathering outside the governorate office protesting the irregular price increases on the people’s most vital daily needs.

Zahedan: On Wednesday, February 5th, a group of workers and poor people spent the freezing night waiting in line outside stores to receive their food baskets. Many of the people and especially the youth in this city are unemployed, but they were not allocated any food baskets and public unrest on the method of distributing these goods is on the rise.

Qom: A large number of people in this city were waiting outside chain stores in lines literally kilometers long, and enduring the freezing winter cold temperatures, in order to receive their food baskets. People have serious protests on the method of distributing these goods, all causing families to become seriously concerned.

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