Protesters aimed their wrath at the Iranian regime following a decision to split the city of nearly 150,000 into two townships, Fox News reported.
“After anti-riot forces were dispatched to the city from Shiraz, the people charged at them and hand-to-hand clashes ensued,” a press release from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said.
NCRI is a coalition of influential Iranian opposition groups.
The protests have left at least two people dead and six others injured.The NCRI press release said that protesters had set fire to a trailer belonging to regime security forces and that four police vehicles had also been set ablaze.
It said that parts of the city looked “war-torn.” It said smoke had filled the air close to the main square following the burning of tires by protesters. It also noted the Internet and mobile phones have been cut off.
Last Modified: 05 18 2018 01:06 AM
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