Published On: Mon, Jan 1st, 2018

Unrest continues in Iran; several protesters killed


Several protesters have been killed in Iran in protests, which erupted around five days before in protest against growing financial instability and unemployment.

At this moment, it is not clear how many have become victims of the protests, which are still continuing in certain regions of the country, as the government has temporarily blocked the social media platforms operating in the country, where the International media companies such as BBC have no direct access.

There have been unconfirmed reports that the security forces, who have recently warned the protesters they would use all their strength to eliminate all elements working to derail the country’s government, have shot several protesters to death.

Meanwhile, the Iran government has dismissed the aforesaid allegation, saying that they have not yet used guns to discharge the protesters. It has also said that their citizens do have the right to protest, but has warned no one does have right to unleash violence in the country.

Earlier, in the year 2009, and in the year 1979, the country witnessed similar violent protesters. In both occasions, tens of thousands of people either disappeared or killed.

Iran usually uses violence crackdown to suppress such dissent activities. The international community must intervene at the right time to reduce the hardship created by such political unrest in the lives of normal people.


Vignesh. S. G

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Unrest continues in Iran; several protesters killed