Dec 31, 2017 - World

Two people reportedly killed in Iran protests

A woman raises her hand in protest at the University of Tehran. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Two people have been killed amid violent anti-government protests in Iran, AFP reports. Lorestan province deputy governor Habibollah Khojastehpour told state television that the two people were killed in the western town of Dorud late Saturday night, but denied the involvement of security forces.

The backdrop: Interior Minister Abdolrahman Rahmani Fazli went on state television to say, "Those who damage public property, disrupt order and break the law must be responsible for their behavior and pay the price."

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