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Ahwaz citizens defy security forces as Iran protests enter fourth day

Protesters condemned the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, and the Speaker of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani. (via NCRI)

Thousands of protesters took the streets in Ahwaz city on Saturday as mass demonstrations across various Iranian cities enter its fourth day in a row.

Excessive force was used against protesters in Ahwaz, with several videos on social media showing anti-riot police beating several of them with batons and arrested a large group.

At least three people are believed to dead and others were injured after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shot at protesters in ‎Doroud, Loerstan province, in central Iran.

Protesters condemned the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, and the Speaker of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani.

RELATED: Al Arabiya English’s ongoing coverage of Iran Protests

Thousands of Iranians continued demonstrations in dozens of cities against the regime for the third day in a row, where videos recorded the heavy security crackdown as crowds shouted “Death to Khamenei”.

Mass demonstrations were held at the Tehran University raising slogans against the President of the Iranian Shura Council, Ali Larijani, stating, “Sayed Ali, be ashamed and leave the government.”

The ongoing protests are the largest since the suppressing the 2009 uprising, which almost turned into a revolution to overthrow the regime of the ruling mullahs, who has been in power since 1979.

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Last Update: Sunday, 31 December 2017 KSA 00:41 - GMT 21:41
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