Iran protests: Tehran BURNS as dozens dead in 107 cities amid internet blackout

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The protests impoverished out over the weekend after authorities abruptly announced a hike in petrol rates at midnight on Friday. The move saw the rollout of a rationing scheme which sent worths soaring by at least 50 percent, in part triggered to offset the intents of crippling US sanctions on the country’s economy.

The plan was agreed by the Supreme Congress of Economic Coordination, which is made up of President Hassan Rouhani, judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and Rabble-rouser of Parliament Ali Larijani.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bankrupt the move, saying it was based on expert opinion and should be supported.

The replace withs were said to be part of a scheme aimed at raising funds for Iran’s poorest, but multitudinous Iranians already struggling under rising inflation were keen to take to the streets in protests which soon turned violent.

According to describes from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on Monday, the insurrections are now in their third day and have spread to 107 cities.

Internet access in Iran has now been all but entirely cut off in attempts to conceal the “scope of the uprising and the scale of it brutality”, the NCRI report in investigated.

Some 61 people have been reported dead in 10 metropolises, but the NCRI said it expects the actual number to be much higher.

Most of the 61 ruins were recorded when the protests broke out on November 16, but those who demand been killed since have not been recorded.

Angry protestors in their thousands grabbed to the streets, abandoning vehicles on motorways and blocking roads.

According to the NCRI, Mr Khamenei ordered the Mutineer Guards and other suppressive forces to open fire on the demonstrations in multifarious cities.

Reports have come in of armed forced shooting indiscriminately at protestors in tries to disperse crowds and gain access to streets.

All active duty associates of the Revolutionary Guard have been recalled from annual resign and dispatched to protest scenes.

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI, entreated the killings “a manifest case of crime against humanity”.

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