Twelve dead in Iran as security forces are accused of opening fire on protesters after President Rouhani said people were ‘completely free to express their criticism’

At least 12 people have been killed and multiple others wounded during a fourth night of unrest in Iran.

Iranian state TV reported the figure Monday, saying security forces repelled ‘armed protesters’ who tried to take over police stations and military bases.

Two people were shot dead in the southwestern town of Izeh while another two died in Dorud after being run over by a stolen fire truck, local news agencies reported.

Elsewhere there were unconfirmed reports that three people were shot dead after security forces opened fire on protesters in Isfahan.

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  • Adam

    Very important to know what exactly is going on in Iran. Is this really a factional conflict or a genuine ‘Persian Spring’? One thing is clear. The leftists here support the regime.

    • jayme

      And so do the leftists in Iran itself – or they would, if they hadn’t all been executed when the regime came into power.

    • caliroxanne

      It is a power struggle, not a genuine Persian Spring. Don’t get too excited that a true, tolerant and peaceful Jeffersonian-style Western democracy is going to appear there. We’ve seen this same thing before.

  • David_Martin

    I am not going to hold my breath waiting for an emergency meeting of the UN to deal with this “crisis”.
    Mo’s killing Mo’s – nothing to see here folks – move along!

  • Hard Little Machine

    The NYT blamed it on the Jews, CNN blamed it on Trump. And it’s all bad. Their job is done and it’s unlikely they will be cover it any further. Today on CNN Brian Selter was talking about how that movie about the Washington Post will and must win every single award known to man this year and all the years until the end of recorded time.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The question for me is, what covert assistance is Trump and the Israelis giving the protestors? With Obama, Kerry and Valerie Jarrett out of there, this could be a brand new ballgame.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Why would any Iranian believe an Islamic cleric called an ayatollah? They’ve got to know these so called ‘holy’ men are the best liars, cheats, thieves and pedophiles in their society.