Two Europeans arrested in Tehran on charges of involvement in the riots
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4/ Trend, T. Jafarov /
Several people were arrested in Iran on charges of organizing riots in the market in Tehran, Mehr news agency reported.
There are 2 Europeans among the detainees. According to the agency, they introduced themselves as tourists, but were photographing occurring disorders.
Following the unstable ups and downs of Iran's currency markets, people at the market are gathering up, burning tires and shouting slogans against government, Iranian media outlets reported.
General Secretary of Islamic Market Associations Ahmad Karimi Isfahani said that the merchants and shopkeepers were forced to close down their shops because of the protesters in the streets.
"They at first did not want to close the market, yet there was an initial plan to do so for security reasons. The market will be open tomorrow," Isfahani said.
On Monday, a USD was sold at 29, 700 rials in the morning, but sharply increased to 35,500 rials by the evening. As a result of the rapid drop, as much as 660 trillion rials in cash assets of country's citizens were lost on Monday evening.