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Iran police clash with protesters
over currency crisis

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/3/2012 8:25:06 AM

Riot police in Iran have clashed with protesters in the capital over sharp falls in the currency, the rial. Tear gas was used to disperse the demonstrators, some of whom were setting fire to tyres and rubbish bins. There were many arrests, reports say. Eyewitnesses told the BBC that scores of people gathered outside the central bank, calling for the governor to stand down, chanting anti-government slogans. The rial has plummeted to record lows against the US dollar in recent days. Up to 100 angry traders and official money lenders gathered in front of Iran's central bank. But they were

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/3/2012 9:58:01 AM     (No. 8906405)

Could this be why gas prices went up $.20 last night? Paid the most I ever have yesterday can't wait to see what I wil have to pay next time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: deepthinker, 10/3/2012 10:43:07 AM     (No. 8906531)

Like something from an Ayn Rand novel. Shopkeeper closes up, thinking to himself "Do I want to exchange my inventory of stuff, that has some intrinsic value, for paper that is rapidly becoming worthless? Maybe not today."
Closing shop becomes criminalized by the GOVERNMENT and he is harassed by the authorities who order him to accept their worthless paper money. Statists believe they can make the economy work by ordering people to do stupid things.

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