Iranian state TV is reporting that 10 people have been killed amid nationwide protests, without elaborating. The state TV report Monday made the reference in a package on the ongoing demonstrations that began Thursday, The protests began Thursday in Mashhad over economic issues and have since expanded to several cities. Hundreds of people have been arrested.
Two protesters were killed Saturday night as anti-government protests in Iran continued into a fourth day.
Demonstrations began on Thursday and thousands have taken to the streets in multiple cities over the weekend, with many protesters calling for the removal of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The government warned on Sunday that protesters would suffer severe consequences if demonstrations continued.
#Tehran: Huge crowds of protesters chanting “death to Rouhani” clashed with state security forces today in a demonstration against the soaring cost of living.
Hundreds of people have protested against high prices in Iran’s second largest city, shouting slogans denouncing President Hassan Rouhani, a crowd in Mashhad chanting “death to Rouhani” and “death to the dictator”, and police using water cannon to disperse it. Mashhad Governor Mohammad Norouzian told local media that police confronted the “illegal” protest “with tolerance”. A number of people were held for trying to damage public property, he said.
More than 41 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide blast in Kabul today officials said, The ISIS claimed responsibility for the gruesome assault on the pro-Iranian Tabayan cultural centre, the third deadly attack it has claimed in the Afghan capital this month.