03:46 GMT06 June 2020
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    On Thursday, thousands of Iranians across the country took to the streets to protest against unemployment, poverty, and the rising cost of living, as well as policies of President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

    Reaction From the US

    US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the protests in Iran showed citizens' disagreement with Tehran's funding of terrorism, adding that the US is "watching very closely for human rights violations."

    Reaction From the UK

    UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he was watching protests in Iran with concern and called for ensuring the right to peaceful demonstration.

    As of now, police arrested 52 people for holding an unauthorized rally in the northeastern city of Mashhad and for the destruction of the state property, while two people died during protests in the western city of Doroud.

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