Iran: Twelve reportedly killed in Iran amid nationwide protests

At least twelve people have been killed in ongoing anti-government protests across Iran, state TV reported on Monday. Iranian state TV alleged that armed protesters tried to take over police stations and military bases across the country, as anti-government protests against rising food prices, unemployment and alleged corruption enter their fifth day. Of the twelve victims, four were... Еще reportedly killed in recent protests in Dorud. Dorud Governor Mashallah Nemati said that some banks, religious and governmental buildings have been damaged or set on fire in clashes over the last few days. According to Nemati, an elderly person and a 12 year old child were killed by a fire truck used by protesters. On Sunday, Iran blocked access to Instagram and the popular messaging app Telegram, which has allegedly been used by activists to organize protests. President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the public’s anger over the Iran’s flagging economy, though he and other officials warned that the government wouldn’t hesitate to crack down on those it considers lawbreakers.

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