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One killed and six injured, protest crackdown in Iran

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File photo showing protest in Iran (AFP)
By Reuters 
  • In the past two months, residents of Kazrun have staged several demonstrations
  • One person was killed and six others injured in a crackdown on protests.

LONDON: One person was killed and six others injured in a crackdown on protests in the southern Iranian city of Kazrun on Wednesday, which has witnessed protests in recent months against a decision to split the province administratively.

Video of the protests was widely circulated on Wednesday on social media.

In the past two months, residents of Kazrun have staged several demonstrations, in protest of the government’s decision to create a new administrative division in the region.

After the protests, government officials announced that they had withdrawn their project, according to the Fars Agency, which confirmed that the city has not seen any gathering in the past two weeks or after the announcement of the government’s decision.

The violence and unrest in dozens of Iranian cities between December 28 and January 1 in protest against the high cost of living caused dozens of deaths.