Iran protests: two killed in western province, official says
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 31
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
At least two individuals have been killed following last night’s protests in the western province of Lorestan, authorities said.
The province’s deputy governor-general for security, Habibollah Khojastehpour has said that the confrontations in Doroud County left two killed, Mehr news agency reported.
The official further denied that the law enforcement forces have fired bullets, accusing foreign intelligence services, opposition and also extremist groups of interfering in the confrontations.
Over the past four days, some groups of people joined demonstrations in several cities including the capital Tehran, Mashhad and Kermanshah to protest against high prices.
The protestors also chanted slogans against the government and high ranking officials in the country.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has urged people to refrain from joining “illegal gatherings” in the country.