A university student attends a protest at Tehran University as anti-riot police throw smoke grenades. (AP Photo)
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As Iranians take to the streets in the biggest demonstrations in nearly a decade, residents of the increasingly tense capital say they sympathize with the protesters' economic grievances and anger at official corruption. The Associated Press spoke to Iranians in Tehran Tuesday, the sixth day of protests that have seen at least 21 people killed and hundreds arrested across the country. The protests, which have erupted in several cities, are the largest since those that followed the disputed 2009 presidential election.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who was re-elected last year, has expressed sympathy for peaceful protesters worried about how to make ends meet amid high unemployment and 10 percent inflation.Tehran has also seen protests, but the most violent clashes have been elsewhere.Not everyone in Tehran supports the latest demonstrations.
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