Iran’s security forces on Saturday assaulted a crowd of peaceful protesters gathered in front of City Theatre Hall in Tehran, videos received by Avatoday showed.
The protests initially triggered over water shortages in the oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzestan two weeks ago have spread to several cities in Iran, including the capital Tehran.
Hundreds of protesters in Tehran took the street on Monday in a move apparently to support people of Khuzestan who have been protesting in the past ten days.
Iranians from Tabriz, the capital city of the country’s East Azerbaijan province, took to the streets on Saturday to support the ongoing protests in Khuzestan, which resulted in the death of at least eight citizens shot by security forces.
The protests in Iran's Khuzestan province sparked by the water crisis in this region over a week ago, continued for the ninth night on Friday.
The Islamic Republic of Iran cut internet access in the past week during protests in the impoverished province of Khuzestan, an internet watchdog said.
At least two people have been killed amidst the ongoing widespread protests over water shortages in Iran's Khuzestan province.
The nationwide strike by workers in Iran's oil, gas, and petrochemical industries has persisted for nearly a month, and is continuing to expand.
Iranian security forces on Friday night killed a protester amidst the ongoing demonstrations against water and electricity shortages in the province of Khuzestan.
People in Iran’s oil-rich southwest province of Khuzestan stormed into the streets on Thursday night protesting lack of water and electricity.