1 Jun 2022

Anti-government protests sweep across Iran

International Editor

“Death to the dictator”, “death to Khamenei” they chant on the streets of Abadan in western Iran.

Anti-government protests directed at supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials have gripped the city for days and have now started in a few other places.

They follow the collapse of a residential building which has left nearly 40 dead. Officials say it was due to individual dishonesty and lax safety but protesters blame government negligence and endemic corruption.