Iranians Boycott Bread And Milk To Protest Economic Woes

A grassroots boycott organized by Iranians demonstrates the rising discontent with Iran’s economic mismanagement, compounded by Western economic pressure related to its nuclear program. The Wall Street Journal confirmed that at least dozens of Iranians took part in a boycott of bread and milk products on Saturday through Monday to make their unhappiness known about rising prices. Some Tehran bakeries and grocers reported 90 percent drops in sales. In a video of his road trip across Iran posted to the New York Times website, columnist Nick Kristof noted the economic woes and added that while some Iranians blame sanctions, others blame the regime. Iran’s currency lost value recently after talks with the West over its nuclear program ended without a breakthrough.