Hundreds have rallied in cities across the country, including Tehran, Isfahan and Karaj, according to videos posted on social media, to protest against high inflation caused in part by a plunging rial over fears of the reimposition of crippling sanctions on August 7.
"At 9 pm (Friday) they attacked the school and tried to break the doors down and burn things", Fars quoted the head of the school in the town of Eshtehard, Hojatoleslam Hindiani, as saying.
It gave only his clerical rank - Hojatoleslam - not his given name.
"These people came with rocks and broke the sign and all the windows of the prayer house, and they were chanting against the system".
Amateur videos sent to RFE/RL appeared to show dozens of protesters in the capital Tehran, with some chanting "Death to Khamenei", in a reference to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The protests have often begun with slogans against the high cost of living and alleged financial corruption but quickly turned into anti-government rallies.
Protesters have also staged demonstrators in the cities of Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz.
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Key European partners have expressed opposition to the new United States sanctions in recent months and have held a series of meetings with senior Iranian officials to discuss tactics for evading the new American sanctions, which follow on the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the landmark nuclear deal.
In Washington, the US State Department tweeted on its Persian-language account: "While it is ultimately up to the #people_of_Iran to determine their country's path, #America supports the voice of the Iranian people, which has been ignored for a long time".
Iran's foreign minister said on Friday China was "pivotal" to salvaging a multilateral nuclear agreement for the Middle Eastern country after the United States pulled out of the pact earlier this year.
Iran is also said to have started to offer India cargo insurance and tankers operated by Iranian companies as some Indian insurers have refused to cover oil cargoes from Iran in the face of the returning US sanctions on Tehran.
India's imports from Iran could start to slow from August as some big Indian refiners worry that their access to the US financial system could be cut off if they continue to import Iranian oil, prompting them to reduce oil purchases from Tehran.
People are growing increasingly angry over rising inflation and a dramatic plunge in the currency - the rial - which has lost almost two-thirds of its value in the past six months.
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