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One dead, 6 injured in south Iran violence: report

Women walk past a mural on the wall of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 8, 2018
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

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