Why the protests in Iran are happening

Jan 2, 2018

Protests in Iran have left more than 20 people dead since they started last week. These are the country's largest demonstrations since 2009, when millions protested the results of a presidential election. This current wave of protests was sparked by something different, however: economic inequality. Marketplace host Lizzie O'Leary spoke with Bahman Kalbasi of the BBC's Persian Service.