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17 Nov 2019 | 11:08 PM UTC

Iran: Protests and clashes over fuel price hike leave at least 36 dead as of November 17 /update 2

Iran News Alert

Protests over fuel price hike and accompanying clashes leave at least 36 dead across Iran as of November 17 as internet disruptions continue; further protest activity, clashes, and internet disruptions to be expected over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Iran, Tehran, Yazd

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Event

Nationwide protests over a fuel price hike and accompanying clashes between protesters and security forces have left at least 36 people dead in Iran as of Sunday, November 17. Since protests began on Friday, November 15, security forces have reportedly fired live ammunition, tear gas, and water cannons to disperse protesters; notably, security forces have fired tear gas at protesters in Tehran's Martyrs' Square. Also, on Sunday, police arrested some 40 people during related demonstrations in Yazd. Protests have been recorded in more than 50 Iranian cities.

Widespread internet disruptions continued throughout the country as of Sunday.

Further protests, clashes between demonstrators and security forces, and internet disruptions are to be expected throughout Iran over the coming days. Disruptions to transportation and business are to be anticipated in areas affected by demonstrations.

Advice

Individuals in Iran are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, budget extra time to reach their destinations if traveling through areas affected by demonstrations, prepare for associated disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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