Plunging Currency and Protests in Iran

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Iranian riot police stand next to a garbage container which is set on fire by protesters in central Tehran, near the main bazaar, on October 3, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)

Yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators flooded the streets of Tehran chanting anti-government slogans and setting garbage cans on fire. The cause of the protests: money. Over the past week, the rial hit a record low, losing forty percent of its worth against the dollar.

Kelly Niknejad is following the situation in Iran closely. She’s the founder and editor of the Tehran Bureau

Guests:

Kelly Niknejad

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Looks like its over for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I hope the next guy has an easier name to say and spell.

Oct. 04 2012 12:25 PM

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