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New anti-regime protests leave 2 dead in southern part of Iran: report

A protest in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun reportedly turned deadly Wednesday when Iranian regime security forces opened fire against a large protest against a plan to change the city into two sections.

Fox News has been told that at least two protesters are dead with several injured and many arrests.

Many of the protesters gathered outside a police station in the city, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said in a statement. The NCRI is a coalition of influential Iranian opposition groups. The protesters reportedly vowed not to leave until those arrested were released.

The NCRI report referred to “repressive forces” that first fired tear gas and shot bullets into the air. The protest for those arrested continued to grow and the “regime forces” fired directly into the people, armed only with rocks and pieces of wood, the statement read.

“The clashes spread to a large part of the city, including the streets of Revolution, Hamidi and Palestine, and continued until midnight. At 1 a.m., a column of repressive forces from Shiraz entered Kazerun,” the statement read.

Protests erupted in Iran on December 28 last year and gathered momentum across the country over regime corruption and a worsening economy that has led to high unemployment and a growing poverty rate. Read more

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New anti-regime protests leave 2 dead in southern part of Iran: report

A protest in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun reportedly turned deadly Wednesday when Iranian regime security forces opened fire against a large protest against a plan to change the city into two sections.

New anti-regime protests leave 2 dead in southern part of Iran: report

A protest in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun reportedly turned deadly Wednesday when Iranian regime security forces opened fire against a large protest against a plan to change the city into two sections.