Protests against rising fuel prices in Iran widened on Saturday to dozens of cities, while protesters, one of them Javad Nazari and Maytham Abdulwahab Mane'at, were killed and several others injured in the Iranian city of Sirjan, ISNA news agency reported. Official.
"Unfortunately, one person was killed," Acting Governor of the city of Sirjan Mohammad Mahmudabadi was quoted as saying. He said it was still unclear whether he was "shot or not."
He added that a number of people were injured during the demonstrations.
"The security forces were not authorized to shoot and they were only allowed to fire warning shots, which they did," he stressed.
He said that some people took advantage of the "quiet gathering" held in Sirjan and "sabotaged public property and gas stations and wanted to access the fuel tanks and set them on fire."