The anti-regime protests have been rising for the fifth day across Iran.
Angry at the regime's failure at home due to the focus on foreign expansion, protesters poured onto streets in several cities to denounce the regime and call for its ouster.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 1, 2018
The protests included cities of Mashhad, Tehran, Qom and Kermnashah, according to AFP, which cited state television.
Up to 12 protesters have been killed in
the ongoing protests so far.