An Iranian lawmaker says one person was killed in his city during recent unrest over price hikes in southwestern Khuzestan province
TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian lawmaker said one person was killed in his city during the recent unrest over rising prices in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the semi-official news agency reported on Saturday. HE HAS NOT.
Ahmad Avaei, a Dezful MP, did not give the name or gender of the person killed, or say how many people were arrested during the unrest.
State television on Friday aired footage of protests in the province that had turned violent, with protesters burning tires and leaving mosques and public property damaged.
Memories of Iran’s November 2019 fuel price hike also remain fresh. Then, widespread protests – the most violent since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979 – rocked the country.