One dead, 6 injured in south Iran violence: report
ATTA KENARE (AFP)
One person was killed and six others injured in violence in a city in southern Iran that has seen several protests in recent months, the Fars news agency reported Thursday.
It said a group of people gathered in Kazerun on Wednesday evening to chant "subversive slogans" and set fire to a local police station.
Videos of the incident were shared on social media overnight.
Residents of Kazerun have held sporadic demonstrations for weeks against a government decision to establish a administrative division in the region.
Wednesday's scuffle was the first reported unrest in the town in two weeks after a decision to shelve the reform initiative, Fars said.
At least 25 people were killed in a wave of social unrest that swept towns and cities across Iran between December 28 and January 1.
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It is funny how next to nothing is being said about this in the western media, unlike the last round of protests. These disturbances are happening in an area that has a large concentration of Arab minorities, if I am not mistaken. It remains to be seen if this ends up exploited by outside groups or governments. Brian Ghilliotti