Ten killed in Iranian protests: report

Source: The Hill | January 1, 2018 | Brett Samuels

At least ten people were reportedly killed during protests in Iran on Sunday, the same day the government warned of a crackdown against demonstrators.

“In the events of last night, unfortunately, a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities,” Iranian state media said on Monday, according to Reuters.

Protesters have taken to the streets in recent days throughout the country to protest economic hardships and alleged government corruption.

Some protesters in the country’s capital reportedly chanted “death to Rouhani,” referring to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, and “death to the dictator,” referring apparently to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Iranian government on Sunday threatened to hold protesters accountable, warning that those who “violate law and order and create unrest are responsible for their actions and should pay the price.”


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