Let Go of the Country: Protests in Iran over rising food prices continue.

Protests in Iran over rising food prices continue in several cities on Saturday . One individual was killed in a demonstration in the southwest, according to a local lawmaker .

Dubai: Protests in Iran over rising food prices continued in several cities on Saturday, according to social media posts, and an Iranian lawmaker said one individual was killed in a demonstration in the southwest, which was triggered last week by a reduction in state subsidies for imported wheat, which resulted in price increases of up to 300% for a variety of flour-based staples.According to videos shared on social media, the government of President Ebrahim Raisi increased prices of basic commodities such as cooking oil and dairy products.Rasht's northern city, Farsan's central town, and Neyshabur, the northeastern city, were among those areas in which protests occurred.Reuters could not independently verify the videos, according to local lawmaker Ahmad Avai, who said that one person was killed during rallies in Dezful, a city in the oil producing southwestern province of Khuzestan, that was later Thursday.State media earlier reported that Irans MobinNet had experienced a disruption lasting hours.

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, wheat prices have dramatically increased globally, adding to the cost of subsidies in Iran.Iranian officials also blamed the price increases on the smuggling of heavily subsidised flour into neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan.