TEHRAN, Iran (OfficialWire) — Iranian riot police have been deployed at key intersections in Tehran after tensions flared over the nation’s plunging currency in the most widespread display of anger linked to the country’s sanctions-hit economy.

Shops in Tehran’s main bazaar were reopened on Thursday, the first day of the Iranian weekend, and no unrest was reported.

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Still, the show of force by police reflects the authorities’ concerns in the wake of sporadic protests from the plummeting currency, which has sharply driven up prices.

Read More at OfficialWire. By Ali Akbar Dareini.

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