At Least 12 Killed in Iran as Protests Against the Islamic Regime Continue

Ten people were killed on Sunday during the fourth day of protests against rampant corruption, inflation, and unemployment in the Islamic Republic of Iran, bringing the death toll to twelve.

Iranian students run for cover from tear gas at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Students protested in a third day of demonstrations, videos on social media showed, but were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)Two protesters were reportedly shot and killed by security forces the night before.

Hundreds of people have also been arrested.

The series of coordinated protests and demonstrations is the largest Iran has seen since 2009, when the Iranian people’s quest for freedom was cut short after former President Barack Obama refused to provide them with much-needed support.

Many believe the protests are the start of the decline of Iran’s clerical regime.

“In the events of last night, unfortunately, a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities,” Iran’s state television reported Monday, according to Reuters.

State TV also reported that six people were killed in the western town of Tuyserkan, and two others, including a teenage boy, were reportedly run down and killed by a fire engine stolen by protesters in the western town of Dorud on Saturday.

On Sunday, the exiled People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) issued a press release on the deaths, reporting that “at least two protesters were killed in the town of Izeh and several wounded as the Revolutionary Guards opened fire.” The statement added, “The Guards also opened fire in the town Tuyserkan, killing one protester and wounding several others.”…

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