Nine dead in overnight Iran unrest: State TV

AFP , Reuters , Tuesday 2 Jan 2018

Iran Protests
People protest in Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media (Photo: Reuters)

Nine people were killed overnight in unrest related to protests in the Isfahan region of central Iran, the state broadcaster reported on Tuesday.

Six protesters were killed in the town of Qahderijan, one member of the Revolutionary Guards was slain in Kahriz Sang and one passer-by in Khomeinishahr, state television said, as well as one policeman killed with a hunting rifle in nearby Najafabad whose death had already been reported.

On Monday, Iranian police arrested 100 protesters in the capital, the deputy governor of Tehran said, as a police crackdown intensifies against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

"200 people were arrested on Saturday, 150 people on Sunday and around 100 people on Monday," Ali Asghar Naserbakht, deputy governor of Tehran province, was quoted as saying by semi-official ILNA news agency on Tuesday.

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