Iran: 15 policemen wounded in Tabriz protests

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander said 15 policemen were injured in protests in the northwestern city of Tabriz.

This came in a press statement to the Iranian student news agency “Esna”, Wednesday, commenting on the protests in the country.

“Fifteen policemen were injured during the protests in the city of Tabriz, and 30 demonstrators were arrested and damaged public property during the protests,” said Khurram.

Tehran raised the price of a liter of state-subsidized gasoline from 1,000 to 1,500 tomans (0.50 to 0.75 TL) to 60 liters per car per month.

If the car’s consumption exceeds 60 liters, the price of a liter of gasoline is 3 thousand tomans (1.5 TL), an increase of 3 times.

On Friday, demonstrators in several cities, including Ahvaz, Hermes Hhr, Birgind, Mashhad, Sirjan, Bandar Abbas, Isfahan and Shiraz, protested against the increase in fuel prices.

As protesters called on car owners to close their engines, others set fire to a gas station in Sirjan.


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