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New protests erupt across cities and towns in Iran

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Protests have erupted once again in scores of Iranian cities and towns on Thursday, according to the network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK).

According to the MEK Young people chanted “death to the dictator” and “death to Khamenei” in Isfahan while people gathered in Enghelab (revolution) Square, and Azadi (freedom) square in the western city of Sanandaj and chanted “death to dictator.”

Protesters clashed with State Security Forces (SSF) and set an SSF kiosk on fire, the MEK said.

Authorities tried to disrupt the Internet connection in the city but clashes continued. Water cannons to disperse the crowd in Sanandaj.

In Kermanshah a woman reportedly started the protests. “Death to Khamenei” was chanted when plain-clothed security officers began arresting protesters.

Anti-riot forces who arrested 7 protesters in Kermanshah, were overrun by protesters forcing them to release the arrested, the MEK said.

In Tuyserkan at Hamedan province, Zarin Shahr at Isfahan province and Rasht in northern Iran clashes between people and security forces also erupted.

Despite the cold weather in Zarin Shahr and heavy presence of security forces, an anti-regime gathering took place at the main mosque of Masjed Azam where people chanted “Death to Khomeini, death to Khamenei”.