Wed, 11 Dec 2019

One person has been reported killed in sometimes violent protests in Iran over a hike in subsidized gasoline prices that continued into a second day on November 16.

The governor of the city of Sirjan, 800 kilometers southeast of the capital, Tehran, said on November 16 that the demonstrator was killed under unclear circumstances and that several others were injured.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that four other people have been killed in other cities, including in Behbahan, Isfahan, and Marivan.

Mohammad Mahmoudabadi emphasized that 'security forces did not have permission to shoot and were only allowed to fire warning shots...which they did.'

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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