2019-11-20 15:35:26

Iran: Over 100 Feared Dead in Protest Crackdown as Authorities Impose Internet Blackout

In Iran, Amnesty International reports over 100 protesters have been killed in 21 cities by security forces during ongoing nationwide demonstrations sparked by a sudden hike in fuel prices last week.

The death count may be much higher, the report warns, with some suggesting as many as 200 have been killed. According to Iranian state media, over 1,000 people have been arrested.

On Thursday, Iran announced a rise in the cost of gas ranging from 50% to 300%. Soon after protests broke out on Sunday, Iran imposed an almost complete internet blackout, making it nearly impossible for protesters use social media to share images or information.

From Washington, D.C., Democracy Now! speaks with Negar Mortazavi, an Iranian-American journalist and the diplomatic correspondent for The Independent (U.K.).

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