Iran Riot Police Deployed amid Currency Crisis

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Iranian riot police have been deployed at key intersections in the capital of Tehran after police clashed with protestors angry over the Iranian economy.

The country's currency plunged by more than a third of its value in less than a week. That freefall has sent prices sharply higher.

Many low-income Iranians can no longer afford some important foods, like chicken and lamb.

Many street merchants closed their shops Wednesday, and authorities are trying to clamp down on black market money exchangers.

Many analysts blame the currency crisis on the U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran because of its nuclear program.

Infighting is also reported among Iranian politicians. Some say poor government policies have made the crisis worse.

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